Books by George Macdonald

At The Back Of The North Wind

by George MacDonald

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.

Lilith

by George MacDonald

An unabridged, digitally enlarged edition with modern layout and typeface -

lilith george macdonald

by George MacDonald

This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.

Phantastes

by George MacDonald

The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Fiction; English fiction; Fiction / Fantasy / General; Fiction / Fantasy / Epic; Fiction / Romance / General; Fiction / Romance / Fantasy; Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales

princess and the goblin

by George MacDonald

One of the most successful and beloved of Victorian fairy tales, George Macdonald’s The Princess and the Goblin tells the story of young Princess Irene and her friend Curdie, who must outwit the threatening goblins who live in caves beneath her mountain home. Macdonald’s pioneering use of fanstasy as a literary medium had a great influence on Lewis Carroll, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Madeleine L’Engle, all great admirers of his work, which has remained popular to this day. "I write, not for children," he wrote, "but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five."This edition includes illustrations by Arthur Hughes.

The Back Of The Northwind

by George MacDonald

At the Back of the North Wind, a children's book by George MacDonald, is a fantasy centered around a boy named Diamond and his adventures with the North Wind. Diamond travels together with the mysterious Lady North Wind through the nights. Diamond is a very sweet country boy who brings joy wherever he goes, fighting despair and gloom and bringing peace to his family. One night, as he was trying to sleep in the loft, Diamond plugged up several holes in the barn wall to stop the wind from blowing in. However, he soon discovered that this was stopping the North Wind from going on her routes. Diamonds befriended her, and North Wind lets him ride on her back, taking him on several adventures. Though North Wind does goods deeds and helps people, she also does terrible things. In one of her mischievous acts, she sinks a ship. Yet everything bad leads to something good. In "At the Back of the North Wind," North Wind seems to be a representation of pain and death working according to God's will for something good. On their adventures, North Wind brings Diamond to the country she lives in, a country without pain and death. Yet, he is brought only in a shadow of the real country at the back of the North Wind. The real country is open for him only after his death. At the end of the book, Diamond dies, finally able to see the country. In "At the Back of the North Wind," MacDonald touches many theological and philosophical questions, especially concerning theodicy. Today, it is considered one of his masterpieces.

The Complete Fairy Tales

by George MacDonald

George MacDonald occupied a major position in the intellectual life of his Victorian contemporaries. This volume brings together all eleven of his shorter fairy stories as well as his essay "The Fantastic Imagination". The subjects are those of traditional fantasy: good and wicked fairies, children embarking on elaborate quests, and journeys into unsettling dreamworlds. Within this familiar imaginative landscape, his children's stories were profoundly experimental, questioning the association of childhood with purity and innocence, and the need to separate fairy tale wonder from adult scepticism and disbelief.

The Flight Of The Shadow

by George MacDonald

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

The Golden Key

by George Macdonald

The adventurous wanderings of a boy and girl to find the keyhole which fits the rainbow's golden key.

World Fantasy

The Princess And Curdie

by George Macdonald

Princess Irene's great-grandmother has a testing task for Curdie. He will not go alone though, as she provides him with a companion -- the oddest and ugliest creature Curdie has ever seen, but one who turns out to be the most loyal friend he could have hoped for.

The Princess And The Goblin

by George MacDonald

Princess Irene lives in a castle in a wild and lonely mountainous region. One day she discovers a steep and winding stairway leading to a bewildering labyrinth of unused passages with closed doors - and a further stairway. What lies at the top? Can the ring the princess is given protect her against the lurking menace of the boglins from under the mountain?

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