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Phantastes: a faerie romance 37 editions

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One of George MacDonald's most important works, Phantastes is the story of a young man named Anotos and his long dreamlike journey in Fairy Land. It is the fairy tale of deep spiritual insight as Anotos makes his way through moments of uncertainty and peril and mistakes that can have irreversible consequences. This is also his spiritual quest that is destined to end with the supreme surrender of the self. When he finally experiences the hard-won surrender, a wave of joy overwhelms him. His intense personal introspection is honest as he is offered the full range of symbolic choices--great beauty, horrifying ugliness, irritating goblins, nurturing spirits. Each confrontation in Fairy Land allows Anotos to learn many necessary lessons. As he continues on the journey, many shadowy beings threaten his spiritual well-being and compel him to sing. The songs are irresistible to a beautiful White Lady who is freed from inside a statue by the music, and Anotos remains captivated by her for a long time. He sees the world more objectively; his trek invites a natural descent into feelings of pride and egotism. But his losses and sorrows coalesce themselves into things of grace, and these experiences help his spiritual growth. Please Note: This book has been reformatted to be easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year. Both versions are text searchable.

37 editions First published in 1858

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1858, Smith, Elder and co.
Phantastes
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1858, Smith, Elder
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in English
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1874, Daldy, Isbister, & Co.
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in English
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1884, A. Strahan
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in English
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1890, George Routledge & Sons
Phantastes
in English
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1894, Chatto & Windus
Phantastes
- A new ed., with twenty-five illustrations by John Bell.
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1894, Chatto & Windus
Phantastes
in English - New ed.
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1900, Loring
Phantastes
in English
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1905, Arthur C. Fifield
Phantastes
in English - new ed. with ill. by A. Hughes
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1911, D. McKay
Phantastes
in English
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1915, J.M. Dent, E.P. Dutton
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in English
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1915, Dent, Dutton
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in English
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1915, Dent
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in English
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1916, Dent, Dutton
Phantastes
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1923, J.M. Dent, E.P. Dutton
Phantastes
in English
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1923, Dent
Phantastes
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1923, J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
Phantastes
in English
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1961, Dent
Phantastes
in English
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1970, Ballantine Books
Phantastes.
in English
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1971, Ballantine, Distributed by Pan
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in English
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1981, W.B. Eerdmans
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in English
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1982, Boydell Press
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in English
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1982, Schocken Books
Phantastes
in English - 1st American ed.
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1983, Dent
Phantastes
in English
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January 1, 1987, Schocken
Phantastes
Paperback in English - 1st American Ed edition
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October 31, 1988, Schocken Books
Phantastes
Hardcover in English - American Ed edition
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October 1994, Johannesen Printing & Publishing
Phantastes
Hardcover in English
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August 1997, Blackstone Audiobooks
Phantastes
Audio Cassette in English
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September 2002, IndyPublish.com
Phantastes
Paperback in English
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2004, NuVision Publications
Phantastes
E-book in English
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June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Phantastes
Paperback in English
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2005, Dover Publications
Phantastes
in English
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August 3, 2006, Waking Lion Press
Phantastes
Paperback in English
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April 10, 2007, NuVision Publications
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Paperback in English
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May 1, 2007, Echo Library
Phantastes
Paperback in English
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March 8, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Phantastes
Paperback in English
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March 8, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Phantastes (Large Print Edition)
Paperback in English

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