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Phantastes

A Faerie Romance for Men and Women

by George Macdonald

Jacket

Hardback
Price: £12.99
Publisher:Hendrickson from Alban Books
Published:July 2011
ISBN:978-1-598-56667-3
Review:
Back in 2002 I wrote of the then new edition of this famous book -
In recognition of the influence this book has had on authors such as C.S.Lewis and G.K.Chesterton, and the current interest in Tolkienís Elven realms, SPCK has given us a chance to read this classic of adult fantasy writing. This edition, first published in the year of MacDonaldís death, is beautifully and appropriately illustrated by the pre-Raphaelite illustrator, Arthur Hughes. The story has a dream like quality that holds you entranced to the end. Suspend your modern practical thinking and indulge in a journey of pure imagination, you may find it rewarding.
Now Hendrickson Publishers are the latest publishers to issue the same edition using the original layout and illustrations which this time have been tastefully hand coloured in soft pastel shades that I can imagine delighting Arthur Hughes. This is a book that was a pleasure to re-read.

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