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ALEC FORBES OF HOWGLEN
ANNALS OF A QUIET NEIGHBOURHOOD
THE SEABOARD PARISH
AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND
RANALD BANNERMAN’S BOYHOOD
THE VICAR’S DAUGHTER
THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN
THE HISTORY OF GUTTA PERCHA WILLIE, THE WORKING GENIUS
THE WISE WOMAN: A PARABLE
ST. GEORGE AND ST. MICHAEL
THOMAS WINGFOLD, CURATE
THE MARQUIS OF LOSSIE
PAUL FABER, SURGEON
WARLOCK O’ GLENWARLOCK
WEIGHED AND WANTING
THE DAY BOY AND THE NIGHT GIRL
THE PRINCESS AND CURDIE
WHAT’S MINE’S MINE
THE ELECT LADY
THE FLIGHT OF THE SHADOW
A ROUGH SHAKING
THERE AND BACK
HEATHER AND SNOW
SALTED WITH FIRE
The Shorter Fiction
DEALINGS WITH THE FAIRIES
WORKS OF FANCY AND IMAGINATION
THE GIFTS OF THE CHILD CHRIST AND OTHER TALES
FAR ABOVE RUBIES
The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
INTRODUCTION TO MACDONALD’S POETRY
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
THE MIRACLES OF OUR LORD
PREFACE: ‘LETTERS FROM HELL’ BY VALDEMAR ADOLPH THISTED
THE TRAGEDIE OF HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARKE: A STUDY WITH THE TEST OF THE FOLIO OF 1623
UNSPOKEN SERMONS, SECOND SERIES
PREFACE: ‘FOR THE RIGHT’ BY KARL EMIL FRANZOS, 1888
UNSPOKEN SERMONS, THIRD SERIES
PREFACE: ‘A CABINET OF GEMS, CUT AND POLISHED BY SIR PHILIP SIDNEY’
THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL
A DISH OF ORTS
BEAUTIFUL THOUGHTS FROM GEORGE MACDONALD
GEORGE MACDONALD, A BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL APPRECIATION by Joseph Johnson
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Outstanding for its imaginative characters, vivid action, and subtle yet powerful moral messages, this book, first published 100 years ago, earned MacDonald recognition as "The Grandfather of Modern Fantasy," and a tribute from W. H. Auden as "one of the most remarkable writers of the 19th century." Of this work, C. S. Lewis wrote, "It will baptize your imagination."
Enhanced with 14 illustrations by Pre-Raphaelite artist Arthur Hughes, Phantastes offers readers an enlightening experience and a memorable literary journey.
Mr. Vane spots the mysterious old man while reading in his family’s expansive library. His interest piqued, he follows the man up to the attic, where he finds a tall and dusty mirror. In its rather unremarkable glass, the reflection of the world behind him slowly melts away to reveal a sweeping country of moors and hills framed by the tops of faraway mountains. Enchanted by the sight, Vane steps through the mirror and is transported to a dreamlike land where myriad perils and adventures await.
With the old man, Mr. Raven, as his guide, Vane travels through the Evil Wood, where innocent children frolic in the day and dead men battle at night. He visits the ominous city Bulika, whose people live in silent fear of a menace roaming the streets. Each chapter building on the last, Lilith follows Vane to a final and universal truth in a stunning allegory of life, death, and redemption.
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In October 1857, George MacDonald wrote what he described as a kind of fairy tale, in the hope that it will pay me better than the more evidently serious work. This was Phantastes -- one of MacDonald s most important works; a work which so overwhelmed C. S. Lewis that a few hours after he began reading it he knew he had crossed a great frontier.
The book is about the narrator s (Anodos) dream-like adventures in fairyland, where he confronts tree-spirits and the shadow, sojourns to the palace of the fairy queen, and searches for the spirit of the earth. The tale is vintage MacDonald, conveying a profound sadness and a poignant longing for death.
In "The Light Princess," a young royal, bewitched at birth by her spiteful aunt, is cursed with uncontrollable bouts of lightness. (Gravity, it seems, doesn't affect her!) A little boy in "The Golden Key" is told he can find a magical key at the end of the rainbow. What the key will open, though, is part of its mystery. And in "The Giant's Heart," the monster in question is truly heartless, for he's hidden his heart, and it's up to two determined children to find the awful thing and put an end to the colossal ogre. These and five other beguiling tales, all delightfully illustrated by famed pre-Raphaelite painter Arthur Hughes, are sure to charm readers of all ages — those already familiar with MacDonald and those about to meet him for the first time.
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Written in 1895, Lilith is a fantasy novel for adults that's rich with symbolism and suspense. A recent heir to his parents' English country manor, Mr. Vane has been troubled by visions of an elderly gentleman in his library. Curious, he follows the old man through a passageway and discovers a dusty mirror that leads him on a spiritual journey into another world. As he travels through time in scenes that range from the beautiful to the grotesque, he encounters a series of mysteries that reveal a deeper reality. Is Vane dreaming . . . or going mad? With classic themes of good and evil, identity and free will, suffering and salvation, Lilith is a thought-provoking, sometimes puzzling, allegory that will challenge your intellect and stay with you long after the last page is turned.
THE CHILD IN THE MIDST.
THE CONSUMING FIRE.
THE HIGHER FAITH.
IT SHALL NOT BE FORGIVEN.
THE NEW NAME.
THE HEART WITH THE TREASURE.
THE TEMPTATION IN THE WILDERNESS.
THE HANDS OF THE FATHER.
LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR
LOVE THINE ENEMY.
THE GOD OF THE LIVING.
END OF FIRST SERIES
UNSPOKEN SERMONS SERIES TWO
THESE ALSO AFTER EIGHTEEN YEARS TO MY WIFE
THE HARDNESS OF THE WAY.
THE CAUSE OF SPIRITUAL STUPIDITY.
THE WORD OF JESUS ON PRAYER.
MAN'S DIFFICULTY CONCERNING PRAYER.
THE LAST FARTHING.
THE FEAR OF GOD.
THE VOICE OF JOB.
THE TRUTH IN JESUS.
END OF THE SECOND SERIES.
UNSPOKEN SERMONS SERIES THREE
TO MY WIFE
THE CREATION IN CHRIST.
THE KNOWING OF THE SON.
THE MIRRORS OF THE LORD.
THE DISPLEASURE OF JESUS.
THE FINAL UNMASKING.
END OF THE THIRD SERIES.
This was the first prose work published by MacDonald. Because of its limited financial success, MacDonald saw himself forced to turn to writing realistic novels. Phantastes, however, exerted a strong influence on fantasy authors of later generations: for example, C. S. Lewis in his book Suprised by Joy claimed that his imagination had been "baptized" by reading it.
The story centers on the character Anodos ("pathless" or "ascent" in Greek) and takes its inspiration from German Romanticism, particularly Novalis. The story concerns a young man who is pulled into a dreamlike world and there hunts for his ideal of female beauty, embodied by the "Marble Lady". Anodos lives through many adventures and temptations while in the other world, until he is finally ready to give up his ideals. In its themes and overall storyline, Phantastes is a kind of dry run for MacDonald's later novel Lilith.
Diamond lives in a hayloft. But that was all right with him. He loves to snuggle up to the horses at night and listen to them snore away. Sometimes he can even hear the stars twinkling in the sky.
One night Diamond is visited by a beautiful fairy with long flowing hair. She calls herself North Wind, and she lives in the enchanged land far, far away. Best of all, she has come to take Diamond back with her--back to the land at the back of the North Wind.
Adored by millions of young readers since its first publication in 1871, George MacDonald's magical tale continues to delight.
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