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The Vicar's Daughter by George MacDonald
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Apr 06, 2011

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I enjoyed many things about this novel, including some of MacDonald's theological outpourings. But it changed from the story of a Victorian family to a theological and social discourse about half way through, and while I found that interesting, it was like buying a cat and getting a dog. Still, for a peek into Victorian attitudes (liberal ones) and the beginning of a move away from paternalism into democracy (but only the beginning) it was fascinating. I kept wondering what MacDonald would make of our present society and wished he were here to tell us.

I loaded this on my eBook simply because of the title, and I'm glad I did. Next I'd like to try his fantasy, which was an inspiration to C.S. Lewis and Lewis Carroll. No higher praise than that.
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Melissa If you liked CS Lewis's Narnia series, you will really enjoy the Princess & the Goblin series. It is so enjoyable, but with definite parallels along several religious themes. We read the series after my son saw a animated version. It was perfect for the family, and I was engaged as well.

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