George MacDonald

George MacDonald

Born on December 10, 1824, in Huntley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, to a farmer and his wife, MacDonald's youth felt the influence of the Congregational Church and its Calvinistic overtones.  Growing up and graduating from the University of Aberdeen, MacDonald then attended Highbury College to study for the ministry.  However, MacDonald's views didn't match those of his parishioners at the Trinity Congregational Church where MacDonald preached.  His sermons espoused his belief that God's love wasn't limited and maybe everyone wasn't doomed or damned.  After his pay was halved, MacDonald moved to Manchester to minister until his poor health caused him to relocate to Algiers for a time.

Returning to London, MacDonald taught at the University of London, became an editor, lectured widely, and resorted to publishing his sermons, which achieved more success as written words than as oral lectures given at the pulpit.  MacDonald also penned fairy tales and fantasy books, later influencing J.R.R. Tolkien, Madeleine L'Engle, and C.S. Lewis. Those novels of MacDonald's that weren't based on fantasy portrayed a realistic view of Scotland and the Scottish people.  A mentor to Lewis Carroll, MacDonald was also friends with John Ruskin and knew most of the successful authors of his day, such as Charles Dickens, Alfred Tennyson, and William Thackeray.  Overall, MacDonald left a lasting impression on those around him and on those who have read the wealth of literature he left behind.  He passed away on September 18, 1905.

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At the Back of the North Wind
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by George MacDonald, illustrated by Arthur Hughes
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Fairy Tale for 4th-Adult
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At the Back of the North Wind
Books of Wonder
by George Macdonald, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith
from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
At the Back of the North Wind
by George MacDonald, illustrated by Colleen Browning
from Nelson Doubleday, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
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Macmillan Classics
by George MacDonald, illustrated by Harvey Dinnerstein
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At the Back of the North Wind
by George MacDonald, Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith
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At the Back of the North Wind
by George MacDonald
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Baron's Apprenticeship
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by George MacDonald
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Baronet's Song
by George MacDonald, edited by Michael R. Phillips
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Complete Fairy Tales
Penguin Classics
by George MacDonald
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Daughter's Devotion
by George MacDonald, edited by Michael R. Phillips
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by George MacDonald
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Diary of an Old Soul
by George MacDonald
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by George MacDonald, illustrated by Craig Yoe
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Gentlewoman's Choice
by George MacDonald, edited by Michael R. Phillips
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George MacDonald: 365 Readings
by C. S. Lewis, selections from George MacDonald
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by George MacDonald
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Golden Key
by George MacDonald
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by George MacDonald
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Golden Key
by George MacDonald
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Golden Key Graphic Novel
by George MacDonald, adapted and illustrated by Stephen Hesselman
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Gray Wolf and Other Stories
by George MacDonald
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Gray Wolf and Other Stories
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Landlady's Master
by George MacDonald
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Light Princess
by George MacDonald, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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Light Princess
by George MacDonald, illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop
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Light Princess
by George MacDonald, illustrated by Ned Bustard
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Light Princess
by George MacDonald, illustrated by Arthur Hughes
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Light Princess
by George MacDonald, illustrated by William Pene du Bois
from Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
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Light Princess
by George MacDonald, illustrated by Maud Humphrey
from G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Light Princess
by George MacDonald, illustrated by Craig Yoe
from William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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Light Princess (adapted)
by George MacDonald, adapted by Robin McKinley and illustrated by Katie Thamer Treherne
from Harcourt Children's Books
Fantasy for Kindergarten-3rd grade
Lilith
by George MacDonald
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Musician's Quest
by George MacDonald, edited by Michael R. Phillips
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Phantastes
by George MacDonald
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Princess & the Goblin
Books of Wonder
by George Macdonald (illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith)
from William Morrow & Company
for 4th-6th grade
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Puffin Classics
by George MacDonald
from Puffin Books
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in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
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Princess and Curdie
by George MacDonald
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by George MacDonald
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Princess and the Goblin
by George MacDonald, illustrated by Charles Folkard
from J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
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Princess and the Goblin
Everyman Library
by George MacDonald
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
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Princess and the Goblin
by George MacDonald
from Living Book Press
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Puffin Classics
by George MacDonald
from Puffin Books
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Illustrated Junior Library Series 3
by George MacDonald
from Grosset & Dunlap
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Sir Gibbie
Classics for Young Readers
by George MacDonald
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Tutor's First Love
by George MacDonald, edited by Michael R. Phillips
from Bethany House
for 8th-12th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
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Wise Woman
by George MacDonald
from Eerdmans
Fantasy for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$17.00