Who is George Macdonald

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. In addition to his fairy tales, MacDonald wrote several works on Christian apologetics.

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...
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Heart 188 Earth 175 Soul 171 Love 165 I Love You 165 High 159 God 157 Long 155 Life 148 Good 147


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  • Leopercer: "trust to god to weave your thread into the great web, though the pattern shows it not yet." george macdonald
  • Axialcatwalk: whenever i'm sad i think about how the band members of the 1975 have the most british names ever adam brian thomas hann, george bedford daniel, matthew timothy healy and ross stewart macdonald
  • Effinvictus: finished george macdonald fraser's the pyrates. not a book i would recommend without reservations, but one that's a lot of fun and with its heart in the right place. and of course, a loving description of a milfy pirate's enormous breasts terrorizing our poor hero.
  • Aaliyahijab: in giving, a man receives more than he gives; and the more is in proportion to the worth of the thing given. ~ george macdonald
  • Etheletubbies: adam brian thomas hann / george bedford daniel / matthew timothy healy / ross stewart macdonald
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The Wanderings of Oisin: Book II
 by William Butler Yeats

Now, man of croziers, shadows called our names
And then away, away, like whirling flames;
And now fled by, mist-covered, without sound,
The youth and lady and the deer and hound;
'Gaze no more on the phantoms,' Niamh said,
And kissed my eyes, and, swaying her bright head
And her bright body, sang of faery and man
Before God was or my old line began;
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