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Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women
AuthorJ.R.R. Tolkien
PublisherUnited Kingdom: Smith, Elder & Co.
FormatHardback & paperback

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 inspiriation for the creation of the Ents (see further, MacDonald, Tolkien, and Ents).

External links


  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