A rich, accessible introduction to the work of the great Scottish storyteller who inspired C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.
If you don’t have the time to read all the novels of George MacDonald, the great Scottish storyteller who inspired C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton, Mark Twain, W. H. Auden, and J. R. R. Tolkien, this anthology is a great place to start.
These selections from MacDonald’s novels, fairy tales, and sermons reveal the profound and hopeful Christian vision that infuses his fantasy worlds and other fiction.
Newcomers will find in these pages an accessible sampling. George MacDonald enthusiasts will be pleased to find some of the writer’s most compelling stories and wisdom in one volume. Drawn from books including Sir Gibbie, The Princess and the Goblin, Lilith, and At the Back of the North Wind, the selections are followed by appreciations by G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis and accompanied by classic illustrations by Arthur Hughes.View Table of Contents
The story 'At The Back Of The North Wind' does have some gems of edification . Notably, the segment on how the character Diamond , by letting the light shine before all men (to borrow a term from Jesus himself) helped the beleaguered workman to find peace in his house . In the same segment of the book it was mentioned how the infant in the poor man's house , by its peaceful facial expressions manifested a sense of the holy and sacramental right there *in daily life*, *in a quiet way* ....