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At the Back of the North Wind (1871)

by George MacDonald

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Diamond, a young boy living in nineteenth-century London, has many adventures as he travels with the beautiful Lady North Wind and comes to know the many facets of her protective and violent temper.
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    The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald (Candie.London)
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    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (rakerman)
    rakerman: Wind spirits play an important role in both The Girl and At the Back of the North Wind. The books both have aspects of wonder and sorrow, with a similar idea of a child taken away into a magical land.
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  RevDrEdMac | Aug 19, 2020 |
This is my copy which sits on my favorites' shelf. Fiction.
I am a great fan of anything written by George MacDonald.
This is an allegory. Wonderful, as all George MacDonald's are. ( )
  thesilverofhisfining | Feb 17, 2020 |
At the Back of the North Wind is the 1871 children’s novel by the famous Scottish author and poet, George MacDonald.
The book tells the story of a young boy named Diamond. He is a very sweet little boy who makes joy everywhere he goes. He fights despair and gloom and brings peace to his family. One night, as he is trying to sleep, Diamond repeatedly plugs up a hole in the loft (also his bedroom) wall to stop the wind from blowing in. However, he soon finds out that this is stopping the North Wind from seeing through her window. Diamond befriends her, and North Wind lets him fly with her, taking him on several adventures.
  Gmomaj | Nov 18, 2019 |
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George MacDonaldprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bedford, Francis DonkinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Browning, ColleenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hauman, DorisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I have been asked to tell you about the back of the North Wind. An old Greek writer mentions a people who lived there, and were so comfortable that they could not bear it any longer, and drowned themselves. My story is not the same as his.
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This is the main work for At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald. Please do not combine with any omnibus containing additional works, or with any abridgement, adaptation, etc.
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Diamond, a young boy living in nineteenth-century London, has many adventures as he travels with the beautiful Lady North Wind and comes to know the many facets of her protective and violent temper.

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