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Phantastes Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Phantastes

This is a rich young man who finds out that his family isn't all what it appears to be and gets wisked off to anouther world. He goes through many adventures and has many close calls and meets many wonderful people. It is a work that is one of the greats in 19 century fantasy, it inspired CS Lewis in particular.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Really unusual traits?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   19th century    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   little dialog

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