Phantastes

Phantastes


Author : George MacDonald
Publisher : Hendrickson Publishers
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ISBN : 1598567284
Pages : 232 pages
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Follow the young man Anodos on his adventures in fairyland---a quest that requires the surrender of the self and reveals the struggles of the human condition. Written with whimsy yet soulful yearning, MacDonald's classic fantasy greatly influenced writers such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Includes color renditions of Arthur Hughes's original illustrations.


Voices and Books in the English Renaissance

Voices and Books in the English Renaissance


Author : Jennifer Richards
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN : 0198809069
Pages : 348 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (198 users)

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"Two ideas lie at the heart of this study and its claim that we need a new history of reading: that voices in books can affect us deeply ; that printed books can be brought to life with the voice. Voices and Books offers a new history of reading focussed on the oral and voice-aware silent reader, rather than the historical reader we have privileged in the last few decades, who is invariably male, silent, and alone. It recovers the vocality of education for boys and girls in Renaissance England, and the importance of training in pronuntiatio (delivery) for oral-aural literary culture. It offers the first attempt to recover the voice-and tone-from textual sources. It explores what happens when we bring voice to text, how vocal tone realizes or changes textual meaning, and how the literary writers of the past tried to represent their own and others' voices, as well as manage and exploit the voices of their readers. It offers fresh readings of the key Tudor authors who anticipated oral readers: John Bale, Anne Askew, William Baldwin, Thomas Nashe. And it aims to rethink what a printed book can be, searching the printed page for vocal cues, and exploring the neglected role of the voice in the printing process"-- Provided by publisher.


Phantastes

Phantastes


Author : George MacDonald
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Pages : 350 pages
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First published in London in 1858, this adult fantasy novel follows Anodos, a man who searches for his ideal of female beauty in a dream-like world. Anodos has many adventures and faces many temptations in this fairyland, from tree spirit confrontations to a long trek to the palace of the fairy queen, where he eventually meets the Marble Lady. MacDonald would later astonish and influence writers such as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and W. H. Auden, who saw in this work the successful embodiment of the depth and meaning of our inner, spiritual world. The poignancy of "Phantastes" lies in its representation of a spiritual quest, one in which ideals are compromised, and the ultimate surrender of the self brings both overflowing joy and profound sadness.


Phantastes

Phantastes


Author : George MacDonald
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Pages : 340 pages
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Phantastes : A Faerie Romance for Men and Women by George MacDonald, first published in 1858, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.


The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana

The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana


Author : Jess Nevins
Publisher : Monkeybrain
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Pages : 1009 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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The first encyclopedia of fantasy and sci-fi literature of the nineteenth century covers a breathtaking spread, from the works of Jules Verne to the serial publications of Russian newspapers and Chinese martial arts novels.


Scottish Fantasy Literature

Scottish Fantasy Literature


Author : Colin Nicholas Manlove
Publisher : John Donald
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Pages : 288 pages
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Remythologizing the Bible

Remythologizing the Bible


Author : Paula Elizabeth Reed Nancarrow
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Pages : 462 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (31 users)

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The Revival of Antique Philosophy in the Renaissance

The Revival of Antique Philosophy in the Renaissance


Author : John L. Lepage
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1137316667
Pages : 281 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (137 users)

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This book examines the revival of antique philosophy in the Renaissance as a literary preoccupation informed by wit. Humanists were more inspired by the fictionalized characters of certain wise fools, including Diogenes the Cynic, Socrates, Aesop, Democritus, and Heraclitus, than by codified systems of thought. Rich in detail, this study offers a systematic treatment of wide-ranging Renaissance imagery and metaphors and presents a detailed iconography of certain classical philosophers. Ultimately, the problems of Renaissance humanism are revealed to reflect the concerns of humanists in the twenty-first century.


The Harmony Within

The Harmony Within


Author : Rolland Hein
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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ISBN : 1625643853
Pages : 238 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (625 users)

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George MacDonald is a witness to the power of imagination. By using the art of enchantment, he is able to draw readers into another world seemingly more real than this one. What was the power behind his imagination and what drove MacDonald's art? It was his vision of the spiritual life that provided the context for his fantastic fairy tales and other writings. The Harmony Within: The Spiritual Vision of George MacDonald takes a close look at the religious roots of MacDonald's writing. So many people today are looking for a spiritual connection between God and man, between myth and destiny. George MacDonald's work provides a doorway to other worlds; the ideas behind his writing may help reshape the mythic elements of our lives.


Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature


Author : R. Reginald
Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
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ISBN : 0941028763
Pages : 800 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (941 users)

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.


Amerikastudien. American Studies

Amerikastudien. American Studies


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Pages : 420 pages
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The Gold Thread

The Gold Thread


Author : William Raeper
Publisher : Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press
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Pages : 216 pages
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The National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints

The National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints


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Pages : 698 pages
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Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature

Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature


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Pages : 290 pages
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Yale Studies in English

Yale Studies in English


Author : Harry Berger
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Pages : 272 pages
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The Literary Products of the Lewis Carroll-George MacDonald Friendship

The Literary Products of the Lewis Carroll-George MacDonald Friendship


Author : John Docherty
Publisher : Edwin Mellen Press
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Pages : 452 pages
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An examination of how 40 years of opposition in friendship between these two major Victorian writers influenced their fantasy writing: Macdonald's early short stories and romances Phantastes and Lilith; and Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Sylvie and Bruno books.


Guide to British Prose Fiction Explication

Guide to British Prose Fiction Explication


Author : Lynn Beene
Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
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Pages : 697 pages
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An unannotated bibliography of criticism, mostly journal articles, of prose written during the past two centuries by selected authors either from Britain or clearly part of British culture, including Scot Walter Scott, New Zealander Katherine Mansfield, and Canadian Margaret Atwood. The works cited range from contemporary professional reviews to semiotic interpretations, from New Critical approaches to new historicist readings, from linguistic subtleties to cross-cultural estimations. The arrangement descends from prose author, to title of work, and finally critic. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR