Read the Classics this Summer!

May 15, 2015

 

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Read the Classics this summer….

Here are 10 classics that are worth reading (or re-reading) this summer.

All of these are available in FREE ebook editions, or I suspect that your local library will have a copy of most of these.

Enjoy, and share these with your friends! Maybe you can even get a group together to read one or more of these classics…

 

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By George MacDonald

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Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women is a fantasy novel written by George MacDonald, first published in London in 1858.

The story centres on the character Anodos (“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.” (via Wikipedia)

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