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George MacDonald

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George MacDonald

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Full Name: George MacDonald
Born: December 10, 1824
Died: September 18, 1905
Occupation: Writer, Minister
Nationality: Scottish
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Biography

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, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit 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".


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 (1895)
 (1871)
 (1858)
 
 
 
 

 The Princess and the Goblin

 1. (1872)
 2. (1883)
 
 
 
 
 
 

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