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.
About the Author
(1824-1905) The great nineteenth-century innovator ofmodern fantasy, whose works influenced C. S. Lewis, J. R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. "I do not write forchildren," MacDonald once said, "but for the childlike,whether of five, or fifty, or seventy-five."
Table of Contents
|The Wise Woman, or the Lost Princess: a Double Story||1|
|The Castle: A Parable||155|
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Wise Woman and Other Stories based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I love the wise woman stories. But you are getting something like a moralistic fairy tale, so be prepared.
A nice collection of George MacDonald's shorter works. Some of the stories struck me as a bit preachy, but all are told with wit, charm, and grace. It's easy to see why he was such an influence on writers like C.S. Lewis.