George MacDonald





George MacDonald

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born
in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, The United Kingdom
December 10, 1824

died
September 18, 1905

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George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister.

Known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels, George MacDonald inspired many authors, such as W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Madeleine L'Engle. It was C.S. Lewis that wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read. A few hours later," said Lewis, "I knew that I had crossed a great frontier." G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence."

Elizabeth Yates wrote of Sir Gibbie, "It moved me the way books did when, as a child, the great gates of literature began to open and first encount
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The Princess and the Goblin
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The Princess and Curdie
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Phantastes
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At the Back of the North Wind
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The Light Princess
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Lilith
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The Fisherman's Lady
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“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.”
George MacDonald

“I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God's thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest and most precious thing in all thinking.”
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“Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.”
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