Phantastes by George Macdonald cover image
Anodos (whose name means 'the way upwards', 'ascent' or
'enlightenment') has inherited, on his twenty-first birthday, the
keys to an old desk in which he finds a secret compartment.

When he has opened it, a tiny woman appears, as if from the
space within, and, soon after, he finds himself in fairyland.

Phantastes, a Faerie Romance is a fairy tale for grown-ups by
George MacDonald, who was an inspiration to C. S. Lewis, (in
Surprised by Joy Lewis tells of the transformation this book
worked upon him when he found it on a book-stand in a railway
station).

He also influenced  Charles Williams, David Lindsay,
J. R. R. Tolkien, W.H. Auden, Madeleine L'Engle and several
generations of enchanted readers.

Many may have read unawares
George Macdonald's words in
the work of C.S.Lewis, who once wrote, "I have never concealed
the fact that I regarded Macdonald as my master, indeed I fancy I
have never written a book in which I did not quote from him."

Singled out as "great works" by Lewis were:
Phantastes, The
Curdie Books, The Golden Key, The Wise Woman and Lilith.
The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald cover image
THE PRINCESS
AND CURDIE
George Macdonald
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald cover image
THE PRINCESS
AND THE GOBLIN
George Macdonald
THE TIME MACHINE
H.G. Wells
The Time Machine by H G Wells cover image
King Arthur and His Knights Blanche Winder Harry Theaker paperback cover image
Many Dimensions by Charles Williams image
At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald image
Paperback: 13.00 GBP
Lilith by George MacDonald image
LILITH
George Macdonald
War In Heaven by Charles Williams image
The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams cover image
THE GREATER TRUMPS
Charles Williams
Adventures of Monsieur de Mailly by David Lindsay image

PHANTASTES
George MacDonald

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