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George MacDonald (1) [1824–1905]

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For other authors named George MacDonald, see the disambiguation page.

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George MacDonald was born on December 10, 1824 in Huntley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He attended University in Aberdeen in 1840 and then went on to Highbury College in 1848 where he studied to be a Congregational Minister, receiving his M. A. After being a minister for several years, he became a lecturer in English literature at Kings College in London before becoming a full-time writer. He wrote fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. In 1955, he wrote his first important original work, a long religious poem entitled Within and Without. He is best known for his fantasy novels Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, At the Back of the North Wind, and Lilith and fairy tales including The Light Princess, The Golden Key, and The Wise Woman. In 1863, he published David Eiginbrod, the first of a dozen novels that were set in Scotland and based on the lives of rural Scots. He died on September 18. 1905. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Princess and the Goblin 4,590 copies, 52 reviews
At the Back of the North Wind 2,562 copies, 28 reviews
Phantastes 2,002 copies, 26 reviews
The Princess and Curdie 1,911 copies, 25 reviews
Lilith 1,611 copies, 14 reviews
The Light Princess 1,074 copies, 21 reviews
George Macdonald: An Anthology 726 copies, 5 reviews
The Golden Key 677 copies, 20 reviews
Malcolm 596 copies, 9 reviews
The Complete Fairy Tales 570 copies, 7 reviews
The Wise Woman and Other Stories 498 copies, 3 reviews
The Marquis of Lossie 466 copies, 5 reviews
The Curate's Awakening 391 copies, 3 reviews
The Baronet's Song 384 copies, 5 reviews
The Shepherd's Castle 343 copies, 6 reviews
The Maiden's Bequest 333 copies, 1 review
Diary of an Old Soul 289 copies, 2 reviews
Sir Gibbie 287 copies, 4 reviews
The musician's quest 282 copies, 3 reviews
The Grey Wolf and Other Stories 276 copies, 4 reviews
The Highlander's Last Song 270 copies, 3 reviews
The tutor's first love 252 copies, 2 reviews
The Golden Key and Other Stories 251 copies, 2 reviews
The Baron's Apprenticeship 250 copies, 1 review
Unspoken Sermons 206 copies, 2 reviews
A Daughter's Devotion 181 copies, 1 review
The Laird's Inheritance 177 copies, 1 review
The Minister's Restoration 164 copies, 1 review
The Day Boy and the Night Girl 148 copies, 4 reviews
The poet's homecoming 133 copies, 1 review
Landlady's Master 128 copies, 1 review
The Curate of Glaston 122 copies, 2 reviews
The Vicar's Daughter 116 copies, 3 reviews
The Seaboard Parish 106 copies, 1 review
Evenor 106 copies
Knowing the Heart of God 103 copies, 1 review
Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood 93 copies, 2 reviews
The Flight of the Shadow 83 copies, 2 reviews
Quiet Neighborhood 79 copies, 3 reviews
Thomas Wingfold, Curate 64 copies, 3 reviews
Getting To Know Jesus 60 copies, 1 review
Shopkeeper's Daughter 58 copies, 1 review
The Elect Lady 55 copies
Donal Grant 55 copies
Robert Falconer 52 copies
Little Daylight: A Fairy Story 50 copies, 1 review
Last Castle 50 copies, 1 review
Your Life in Christ 49 copies, 1 review
The prodigal apprentice 49 copies, 1 review
What's Mine's Mine 47 copies, 1 review
David Elginbrod 47 copies
Alec Forbes of Howglen 45 copies, 2 reviews
Home Again 40 copies
There and Back 36 copies, 1 review
Stephen Archer and Other Tales 27 copies, 1 review
Mary Marston 27 copies
A Rough Shaking 27 copies
Adela Cathcart 25 copies
Unspoken Sermons - Series 2 10 copies, 1 review
The Shadows 9 copies, 1 review
The Gray Wolf 6 copies
Fairy tales 5 copies
Fantasías 3 copies
The Castle 2 copies
Lady Juliet 2 copies
The Carasoyn 2 copies
A Letter To American Boys 1 copy, 1 review
Poems 1 copy
Justice 1 copy
Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy (Contributor) 554 copies, 8 reviews
The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (Contributor) 465 copies, 6 reviews
The Victorian Fairytale Book (Contributor) 411 copies, 3 reviews
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (Contributor) 334 copies, 6 reviews
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (Contributor) 303 copies, 2 reviews
A Treasury of Fantasy (Contributor) 175 copies, 1 review
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories (Contributor) 162 copies, 1 review
The Fantastic Imagination (Contributor) 141 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy (Contributor) 136 copies
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (Contributor) 117 copies, 3 reviews
New Worlds for Old (Contributor) 93 copies, 1 review
The Fantastic Imagination II (Contributor) 85 copies
A Book of Princesses (Contributor) 78 copies
Victorian Fairy Tales (Oxford World's Classics) (Contributor) 66 copies, 4 reviews
Scottish Ghost Stories (Contributor) 63 copies
The Mammoth Book of Fairy Tales (Contributor) 57 copies
A Book of Princes (Contributor) 23 copies, 1 review
Letters from Hell (Preface, some editions) 7 copies
More ghosts and marvels (Contributor) 7 copies
Wakacje Wśród Duchów (Contributor) 1 copy

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