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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  • Renovare: "the love of our neighbor is the only door out of the dungeon of self." —george macdonald
  • Josephus77: "but how is one to know what is true my dear? there are so many differing claims to the quality!" "i have been told and believe it with all my heart," replied hester, "that the only way to know what is true is to do what is true." - george macdonald, the gentlewoman’s choice
  • Booksoftitans: just visited armchair books in edinburgh. this has been on my bucket list for a while. pretty much cleared them out of late 1800s/early 1900s george macdonald.
  • Mullytweets: communion with god is the one need of the soul beyond all other need; prayer is the beginning of that communion. george macdonald
  • Cslchsnmore: in whatever man does without god, he must fail miserably, or succeed more miserably. george macdonald
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Now, O Now In This Brown Land
 by James Joyce

Now, O now, in this brown land
Where Love did so sweet music make
We two shall wander, hand in hand,
Forbearing for old friendship' sake,
Nor grieve because our love was gay
Which now is ended in this way.

A rogue in red and yellow dress

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