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Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women
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AuthorGeorge MacDonald
PublisherUnited Kingdom: Smith, Elder & Co.
Released1858
FormatHardback & paperback
Pages323
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Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women is fantasy novel written by George MacDonald. J.R.R. Tolkien had read the book (although he did not much like it)[1], and its notion of animated trees apparently was an inspiration for the creation of the Ents (see further, MacDonald, Tolkien, and Ents).

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "L.M. Cutts 26 October 1958" (letter), Sotheby's English Literature, History, Fine Bindings, Private Press Books, Children's Books, Illustrated Books and Drawings 10 July 2003