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George MacDonald

Scottish journalist, novelist

1824   -   1905

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
educated at: University of Aberdeen
occupation: writer, minister, poet, novelist, cleric, journalist

George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors, including W. H. Auden, J. M. Barrie, Lord Dunsany, Hope Mirrlees, Robert E. Howard, L. Frank Baum, T.H. White, Lloyd Alexander, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit, Peter S. Beagle, Neil Gaiman and Madeleine L'Engle. C. S. Lewis 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 encounters with noble thoughts and utterances were unspeakably thrilling."Even Mark Twain, who initially disliked MacDonald, became friends with him, and there is some evidence that Twain was influenced by him. The Christian author Oswald Chambers wrote in his "Christian Disciplines" that "it is a striking indication of the trend and shallowness of the modern reading public that George MacDonald's books have been so neglected".In addition to his fairy tales, MacDonald wrote several works on Christian apologetics.
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works

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Donal Grant

author: George MacDonald

The Princess and Curdie

book by George MacDonald

author: George MacDonald

1883

Lilith

1895 novel by George MacDonald

author: George MacDonald

1895

Alec Forbes of Howglen

book by George MacDonald

author: George MacDonald

David Elginbrod

book by George MacDonald

author: George MacDonald

1863

Evenor

book by George MacDonald

author: George MacDonald

1972

Mary Marston

book by George MacDonald

author: George MacDonald

1881

Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood

book by George MacDonald

author: George MacDonald

1871

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