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The Girl and the Faun

(1916)
A Novella by

 
 
In the first days of spring in ancient Greece, the faun Coix falls for the most terribly beautiful creature he's ever beheld: the shepherd's daughter Iole. Despite Coix's best efforts, she chooses a mere human over him. Heartbroken and determined to win her back, Coix begs the god Pan to change him into a human so he can love Iole as she wants to be loved. But when he gets his wish, Coix awakens without his memory-and without Iole. Eden Phillpotts's classical fantasy will whisk you away to a world where shepherdesses are fair, gods wax philosophical, and where a lesson is always learned in the nick of time.

"[From this book's paradise, the writer] can lay on his back, weave dreams of fancy, and watch with a gentle irony the metamorphoses of gods and men."
-The Saturday Review, 1926

Eden Phillpotts was born in India in 1862, but hailed from the United Kingdom from his early childhood forward. Known as a prolific young adult and mystery novelist, he penned about 250 works in his lifetime, including The Farmer's Wife, a comic play which Alfred Hitchcock later directed as a silent film. Later in his career, he explored his modern philosophy in a wealth of fantasy and early science-fiction novels.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Title: The Girl and the Faun (Prologue Fantasy)
Author(s): Eden Phillpotts
Publisher: Prologue Books
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