The Wise Woman and Other Stories

The Wise Woman and Other Stories


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802818607
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/28/1980
Series: Fantasy Stories of George MacDonald Series
Pages: 182
Sales rank: 538,966
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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 Story1
Little Daylight109
Cross Purposes131
The Castle: A Parable155

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Wise Woman and Other Stories 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RRHowell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love the wise woman stories. But you are getting something like a moralistic fairy tale, so be prepared.
Crowyhead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.