Fantasy (See also Enchantment.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Fantasy (See also Enchantment.)


  1. Aladdin’s lamp when rubbed, genie appears to do possessor’s bidding. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights, “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp”]
  2. Alice undergoes fantastic adventures, such as dealing with the “real” Queen of Hearts. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass]
  3. Alnaschar dreams of the wealth he will realize from the sale of his glassware. [Arab. Lit.: Benét, 26]
  4. Arabian Nights compilation of Middle and Far Eastern tales. [Arab. Lit.: Parrinder, 26]
  5. Back to Methuselah England in the late twenty-second century is a bureaucracy administered by Chinese men and African women. [Br. Drama: Shaw Back to Methuselah in Magill III, 82]
  6. Baggins, Bilbo Hobbit who wanders afar and brings back the One Ring of Power to The Shire. [Br. Lit.: The Hobbit]
  7. Bloom, Leopold enlivens his uneventful life with amorous daydreams. [Irish Lit.: Joyce Ulysses in Magill I, 1040]
  8. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang magical car helps track down criminals. [Children’s Lit.: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang]
  9. Dorothy flies via tornado to Oz. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
  10. Dream Children in a reverie, Charles Lamb tells stories to his two imaginary children. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 287]
  11. Fantasia music comes to life in animated cartoon. [Am. Cinema: Fantasia in Disney Films, 38–45]
  12. Harvey six-foot rabbit who appears only to a genial drunkard. [Am. Lit.: Benét, 444]
  13. Jurgen regaining his lost youth, he has strange “adventures with a host of mythical persons. [Am. Lit.: Jurgen in Magill I, 464]
  14. Land of the Giants a Gulliver’s Travels in outer space. [TV: Terrace, II, 10–11]
  15. Little Prince, The travels to Earth from his star; fable by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1943). [Fr. Lit.: Benét, 889]
  16. Lord of the Rings, The “feigned history” of the Hobbits; epic trilogy written by J. R. R. Tolkein. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 1013]
  17. Millionaire, The mysterious Croesus bestows fortunes on unsuspecting individuals. [TV: Terrace, II, 97–98]
  18. Mitty, Walter timid man who imagines himself a hero. [Am. Lit.: Benét, 1006; Am. Cinema and Drama: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty]
  19. Narnia kingdom in which fantasy cycle of seven tales by C. S. Lewis takes place. [Children’s Lit.: Fisher, 289–290]
  20. O’Gill, Darby befriends dwarfdom. [Am. Cinema: Darby O’Gill and the Little People in Disney Films, 159–162]
  21. Pan, Peter escapes to Never Never Land to avoid growing up. [Br. and Am. Drama: Benét, 778]
  22. Poppins, Mary enchanted nanny guides her charges through fey adventures. [Children’s Lit.: Mary Poppins; Am. Cinema: Mary Poppins in Disney Films, 226–232]
  23. Thirteen Clocks, The beautiful princess is won by a disguised prince who fulfills her guardian’s task with the aid of laughter that turns to jewels. [Am. Lit.: Thurber The Thirteen Clocks in Weiss, 462]
  24. Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The adventures in land “somewhere over the rainbow.” [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]