When, on his twenty-first birthday, Anodos goes into his father's study and opens a drawer, a little ancient fairy lady grants his wish to go to Fairy Land. But is it all just a fantasy? A forerunner of the modern fantasy genre, "Phantastes" is a poignant, whimsical fairy tale. George MacDonald's classic from 1858 was a favourite of C.S. Lewis'.
The eight-year-old Princess Irene is lonely in her castle that sits on a mountain. She has only her nursemaid, Lootie, for company. She discovers a a secret, and soon she overhears a fiendish plot by some goblins. Can she foil their plans? George MacDonald's fairy tale "The Princess and the Goblin" is one of the first books in the modern fantasy genre.