|Plot Summary 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."
Joe, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Phantastes|
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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
- an adult (general)
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- Domed/Underground City
- 19th century
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How much dialogue?
- little dialog
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