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The story centres on the character Anodos ("pathless" or "ascent" in Greek) and takes its inspiration from German
Romanticism, particularly Novalis. The story concerns a young man who is pulled into a dreamlike world and there
hunts for his ideal of female beauty, embodied by the "Marble Lady". Anodos lives through many adventures and
temptations while in the other world, until he is finally ready to give up his ideals.
C.S. Lewis wrote, concerning his first reading of Phantastes at age sixteen, "That night my imagination was, in a
certain sense, baptized; the rest of me, not unnaturally, took longer. I had not the faintest notion what I had
let myself in for by buying Phantastes."
A biography about MacDonald and other annotated notes are also included in this book.