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Scottish poet, preacher, novelist, and mystic, George MacDonald (1824-1905), was one of the most original and influential writers of Victorian Britain. Drawn to the pulpit early, MacDonald eventually left to pursue his writing. Numbered among Dickens, Trollope, and other giants of the age as a novelist, MacDonald ended his career with over fifty books ranging from fantastical literature, to children's stories, to critical essays, and numerous novels.

MacDonald's fiction combined the man's immense spiritual understanding with his innate storytelling ability. His works have influenced writers like C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and many others

 
The Princess and the GoblinThe Princess and the Goblin
George MacDonald
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Princess Irene has discovered a secret winding stairway in her castle which leads to a bewildering labyrinth of unknown passages with closed doors....and more stairs. What lies at the top? And what plot is brewing far below? 272 pages, softcover.
     

 
Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and WomenPhantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women
George MacDonald
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Follow the young man Anodos on his adventures in fairyland---a quest that requires the surrender of the self and reveals the struggles of the human condition. Written with whimsy yet soulful yearning, MacDonald's classic fantasy greatly influenced writers such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Includes color renditions of Arthur Hughes's original illustrations.
     

 
Phantastes,Phantastes,
George MacDonald
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This is the story of the narrator's adventures in fairyland, where he confronts tree-spirits, sojourns to the palace of the fairy queen. A book of unparalled charm and creativity that C.S. Lewis said baptized his imagination.
     

 
LilithLilith
George MacDonald
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This is the story of Mr. Vane, an orphan and heir to a large house- a house in which he has a vision that leads him through a large old mirror into another world. In chronicling the five trips Vane makes to this other world, MacDonald explores the ultimate mystery of evil.
     

 
Phantastes & Lilith PackPhantastes & Lilith Pack
George MacDonald
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(PUBEerdmans)"The author of these fantasies had a touch of genius. He has not yet been recognized as the man who did one sort of work better than anyone else has ever done, that is, the writing of what are commonly called his fairy stories,"---Times Literary Supplement. Works that influenced Tolkien, Lewis, and Williams. 437 pages total, two softcovers.
     

 
The Princess and CurdieThe Princess and Curdie
George MacDonald
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Princess Irene's great-great grandmother has a testing task for Curdie. He will not go alone though, 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 & the Goblin (abridged edition)The Princess & the Goblin (abridged edition)
George MacDonald
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One night Princess Irene discovers her beautiful great-great-grandmother spinning silver thread in the palace tower. Though great danger is about to come upon the sunny kingdom, the old lady promises to keep Irene safe. But when no one will believe her tales of the secret tower, Irene's confidence begins to waver.

The Princess and the Goblin is a delightful, meaningful tale of love, bravery, and the importance of faith. George MacDonald's method of weaving truth into stories for children inspired such writers as C.S. Lewis. Abridged Edition. 191 pages, softcover.
     

 
Faerie GoldFaerie Gold
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Faerie Gold appeals to the imagination while directing hearts and minds toward truth and integrity. This collection is ideal for independent reading, family story hour, and classroom use. The book contains twenty-two fairy tales and fantasies, and is designed to awaken the reader's imagination and direct it toward God's light. By George MacDonald, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, Christina Rossetti, and others. Also included are biographical notes, a collection of quotations, and a message to parents about the value of fairy tales and fantasy. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
     

 
Sir Gibbie,  Classics for Young ReadersSir Gibbie, Classics for Young Readers
George MacDonald
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Follow Sir Gibbie on his adventures through the moors of Scotland's Highlands more than a century ago. Having no mother and an alcoholic father, Gibbie must survive on the streets as a child unable to read or speak. See how this boy wins the hearts of his neighbors and offers what little he has to help others. Recommended for ages 9 to 13.
     

 
The Wise Woman and Other StoriesThe Wise Woman and Other Stories
George MacDonald
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Innovator of modern fantasy writing, MacDonald claimed, "I do not write for children, but for the childlike, whether of five . . . or seventy-five." This illustrated collection includes "Cross Purposes," "The Castle: A Parable," "Little Daylight," and the title tale. Your enjoyment will not be a fantasy! 172 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
     

 
Light PrincessLight Princess
George MacDonald
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All children get the giggles---but what if a princess were so lighthearted that she literally floated away? Could anybody bring her down to earth? Kids and grownups will be delighted by this collection of five tales from the Christian storyteller whom C.S. Lewis credited with baptizing his imagination. 171 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
     

 
The Golden Key and Other StoriesThe Golden Key and Other Stories
George MacDonald
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George MacDonald (1824-1905), the great nineteenth-century innovator of modern fantasy, influenced not only C. S. Lewis but also such literary masters as Charles Williams and J. R. Tolkien. Though his longer fairy tales Lilith and Phantastes are particularly famous, much of MacDonald's best fantasy writing is found in his shorter stories. In this volume editor Glenn Sadler has compiled some of MacDonald's finest short works-marvelous fairy tales and sotries certain to delight readers familiar with MacDonald and those about to meet him for the first time. Featured stories: The Golden Key, The History of Photogen and Nycteris, The Shadows, and The Gifts of the Child Christ.
     

 
Gray Wolf,Gray Wolf,
George MacDonald
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George MacDonald (1824-1905), the great nineteenth-century innovator of modern fantasy, influenced not only C. S. Lewis but also such literary masters as Charles Williams and J. R. R. Tolkien. Though his longer fairy tales Lilith and Phantastes are particularly famous, much of MacDonald's best fantasy writing is found in his shorter stories. In this volume editor Glenn Sadler has compiled some of MacDonald's finest short works--marvelous fairy tales and stories certain to delight readers familiar with MacDonald and those about to meet him for the first time. The Gray Wolf is one volume in the four-volume collection of the complete fantasy stories of George MacDonald. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
     

 

 George MacDonald on Audio

The Day Boy and the Night Girl - Audiobook on CDThe Day Boy and the Night Girl - Audiobook on CD
George MacDonald
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A witch's curse ensures that a boy can never wake at night nor sleep when the sun beams. Conversely a girl, is doomed never to slumber at night nor be awake during daylight hours. Finally, a twist of fate unites them. MacDonald's skill in imagery and grandfatherly style deliver a remarkable story that is accessible and light, yet acutely stirring and imbued with enduring value. Your capacity for imagination is sure to grow through this story that lifts our spirits and fills our minds with joy. Unabridged. Read by Paul Eggington.
     

 
The Golden Key - Audiobook on CDThe Golden Key - Audiobook on CD
George MacDonald
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Join the children Tangle and Mossy as they embark on a journey of faith, spiritual maturity, and sanctification. Richly imaginative and sparkling with mythic qualities, this story communicates the joy of entering into faith as a child, traveling through life with a loving companion, and longing for the heavenly country. Poignant and beautifully written, The Golden Key will nourish both faith and imagination in the listener. C.S. Lewis delighted in the cleansing ability of reading George MacDonald amd The Golden Key certainly possesses that quality. Unabridged. Read by Paul Eggington.
     

 
The Light Princess - Audiobook on CDThe Light Princess - Audiobook on CD
George MacDonald
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The Light Princess is a short story that is warm and humerous, with a surprsingly poignant conclusion. A princess doomed by a witch to lose her "gravity" results in a silly heroine that has neither physical or spiritual weight. George MacDonald's masterful teaching in the subject of sacrificial love is delivered eloquently in the events and characters of this engaging story. Unabridged. Read by Veronica Murphy.
     

 
George MacDonald: His Life and Works - audiobook on CDGeorge MacDonald: His Life and Works - audiobook on CD
Rolland Hein
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George MacDonald's stories and sermons have been like a magic pool of rejuvenating waters. Those who wash themselves in his prose cleanse their imaginations. For many, this begins a process of new faith or deeper appreciation of Christ. That was the path the beloved Christian author C.S. Lewis took, when, to use Lewis' own words, MacDonald "baptized his imagination." In this short introduction to the life and works of MacDonald, renowned scholar Rolland Hein is your guide through MacDonald's Fairyland. You will explore the symbols, motifs, and themes that run through MacDonald's stories. Moreover, Hein introduces you to MacDonald's ability to take his own imagination into the pulpit, where he preached many powerfully moving sermons. You are sure to experience a renewed sense of respect for one of Christianity's best storytellers. Read by Kate Reading. 1 Hour, 10 minutes. Unabridged.
     

 

 Collected Readings

George MacDonald: An Anthology - 365 ReadingsGeorge MacDonald: An Anthology - 365 Readings
C.S. Lewis
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George MacDonald (1824-1905) was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Briefly a clergyman, then a professor of English literature at Bedford and King's College in London, he was a popular lecturer and published poetry, stories, novels, and fairy tales. In this collection selected by C.S. Lewis, we are offered 365 selections from MacDonald's inspiring and useful writings, ranging from "Inexorable Love" to "The Torment Of Death." These wise words will instruct, uplift, and provide indispensable help toward the very acceptance of Christian faith. Trade paperback, from Zondervan.
     

 
Your Life in ChristYour Life in Christ
George MacDonald, Michael Phillips
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After decades of being overlooked, George MacDonald's powerful nonfiction writings are becoming available to readers hungry to go deeper into their Christian walk. This volume explores topics that comprise the heart of Christian theology including "The Creation in Christ," "Life," "Self-Denial," "Freedom," and more. In this book drawn from MacDonald's sermons and published essays, Michael Phillips makes MacDonald's wisdom and insights accessible to today's readers.
     
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Louisa May Alcott: Little Women, Little Men and Jo's Boys

Louisa May Alcott: Little Women, Little Men and Jo's Boys
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Pride and Prejudice
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The Deerslayer
by James Fenimore Cooper
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 • Henry, O.


With Wolfe in Canada -- MP3 Audio CDs Unabridged

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the Pit and the Pendulum
by Edgar Allen poe
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King Lear

King Lear
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Time Machine
by H.G. Wells
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