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George MacDonald

Full Name: George Macdonald
Hometown: Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Born: 1824-12-10
Died: 1905-09-18
Number of Works: 296
George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister.

Known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels, George MacDonald inspired many authors, such as W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Madeleine L'Engle. It was C.S. Lewis that wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read. A few hours later," said Lewis, "I knew that I had crossed a great frontier." G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence."

Elizabeth Yates wrote of Sir Gibbie, "It moved me the way books did when, as a child, the great gates of literature began to open and first encounters with noble thoughts and utterances were unspeakably thrilling."

Even Mark Twain, who initially disliked MacDonald, became friends with him, and there is some evidence that Twain was influenced by MacDonald.

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ISBN: 0140367462, 9780140367461
Keywords: goblin, princess
Pages: 241
Published: 1872
  • Rating: 80%

The Princess and the Goblin is a popular children's fantasy novel written by author George MacDonald. In MacDonald's second novel for children, The Princess and the Goblin is the story of a Princess named Irene who lives in a castle on a mountain with her nurse, and in a cave below is a race of ugly looking Goblins who have heads that are as hard as stone. A fatal battle of wits must take place between these goblins and the princess, her great-great-grandmother and friend Curdie. The Princess and the Goblin is highly recommened for those who enjoy children's fantasy novels and also those who a
ISBN: 0140367624, 9780140367621
Keywords: curdie, princess
Pages: 272
Published: 1883
  • Rating: 80%

In this wonderful tale of adventure and courage, Princess Irene and Curdie---helped by a strange gift from the princess's great-great-grandmother and a monster called Lina---must overthrow a set of corrupt ministers who are poisoning the king.
ISBN: 0375413359, 9780375413353
Keywords: wind, north
Pages: 352
Published: 1871
  • Rating: 80%

A Victorian fairy tale that has enchanted readers for more than a hundred years: the magical story of Diamond, the son of a poor coachman, who is swept away by the North Wind–a radiant, maternal spirit with long, flowing hair–and whose life is transformed by a brief glimpse of the beautiful country “at the back of the north wind.” It combines a Dickensian regard for the working class of mid-19th-century England with the invention of an ethereal landscape, and is published here alongside Arthur Hughes’s handsome illustrations from the original 1871 edition.
ISBN: 1596440430, 9781596440432
Keywords: princess, light
Pages: Unknown
Published: 1864
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 160096401X, 9781600964015
Keywords: phantastes
Pages: 212
Published: 1857
  • Rating: 80%

One of nineteenth-century novelist George MacDonald's most important works, Phantastes tells the story of its narrator's dreamlike adventures in fairyland, masterfully recounted to convey a sense of profound sadness and a poignant longing for death. Introduced by C.S. Lewis.
ISBN: 1587159260, 9781587159268
Keywords: lilith
Pages: 226
Published: 1895
  • Rating: 80%

20th-century poet W.H. Auden said of this novel, "Lilith is equal if not superior to the best of Poe." The comparison only begins to touch on the richness, density & wonder of this late 19th-century adult fantasy novel. First published in 1895 (inhabiting a universe with the early Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde & Thomas Hardy), this is the story of the aptly named Mr Vane, his magical house & the journeys into another world into which it leads him. Meeting up with one mystery after another, including Adam & Eve themselves, he slowly but surely explores the my
ISBN: 0374425906, 9780374425906
Keywords: key, golden
Pages: 96
Published: 1867
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0871231972, 9780871231970
Keywords: lady, fisherman
Pages: 278
Published: 1982
  • Rating: 80%

The discovery of a woman's body in an old house overlooking the sea leads to revelations concerning Malcolm MacPhail, a Scottish fisherman.
ISBN: 0871238381, 9780871238382
Keywords: awakening, curate
Pages: 224
Published: 1985
  • Rating: 80%

A young minister's honest search to discover the truth of Christianity.
ISBN: 0802818609, 9780802818607
Keywords: stories, woman, wise
Pages: 172
Published: 1875
  • Rating: 80%

This is one volume in the four-volume collection of the complete fantasy stories of George MacDonald, the great nineteenth-century innovator of modern fantasy, whose works influenced C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams.