The Complete Fantasy Tales of George MacDonald

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Sprache - Englisch

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In 'The Complete Fantasy Tales of George MacDonald,' readers are invited into a profound and pioneering journey through MacDonald's rich fantasy worlds. His writing is marked by a seamless blend of the fantastical with deep spiritual and moral underpinnings, which Interweave myth, fairy tale, and theology. In this collection, literary masterpieces such as 'The Princess and the Goblin' and 'Lilith: A Romance' share pages with shorter narratives, each offering its own unique glimpse into MacDonald's boundless imagination. His literary style is both archaic and timeless, serving as an essential link in the evolution of the fantasy genre and offering insights into the societal and cultural milieus of the Victorian era.

George MacDonald's life as a minister, a poet, and a pioneer of fantasy literature provided the fertile ground from which his tales sprouted. Revered by literary successors, MacDonald's work reflects a synthesis of his religious convictions and his artistic vision, defining him as a spiritual and imaginative mentor to generations that followed. His profound impact on the giants of the genre, such as Lewis and Tolkien, echoes the depth of his own creativity and the strength of his innovative spirit. MacDonald's writings extend beyond mere entertainment; they aspire to be a soulful dialogue on the human condition, exploring themes of redemption, love, and the unseen tapestry of the spiritual world.

'The Complete Fantasy Tales of George MacDonald' is a treasure trove for both aficionados of fantasy literature and those seeking a deeper literary experience. It offers a gateway into MacDonald's elaborate and esoteric domain, one that illuminates the human experience through the lens of the mythical. This collection is strongly recommended for anyone yearning to delve into the origins of modern fantasy or for those who wish to relive the wonder of MacDonald's stories with the wisdom and insight of a scholar. Each page turned is a step further into the enchantment that MacDonald so effortlessly weaves around his readers.


About the Author

George MacDonald (1824–1905), a significant figure in the fields of fantasy literature and Christian allegory, was a pioneering Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. His innovative use of fantasy as a literary medium profoundly influenced later writers, including C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. With a bibliography that encompasses fairy tales, novels, and theological writings, MacDonald's multifaceted works embrace themes of redemption, the presence of divine love in the ordinary world, and the reconciliatory purpose of Christian faith. Notable titles from his substantial corpus of fairy tales are collected in 'The Complete Fantasy Tales of George MacDonald', which showcases his remarkable ability to weave moral and spiritual lessons into enchanting narratives. MacDonald's literary style, characterized by rich imagination and profound spirituality, often depicted the Victorian era's social conditions while transcending them with timeless truths and otherworldly settings. His beloved works, such as 'At the Back of the North Wind', 'Phantastes', and 'The Princess and the Goblin', continue to capture the hearts and minds of readers, rendering him a lasting figure in the canon of English literature.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 1450 Pages

Filesize: 13.9 MB

ISBN: 8596547391753

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