George MacDonald (1824-1905)
The writings of George MacDonald, born in Huntly, Scotland, have had a profound influence on many of his contemporaries as well as those Christian writers who came after him, most notably C.S. Lewis. Though his books are no longer as popular as they once were, his stories "Sir Gibbie," "The Princess and Curdie," "At the Back of the North Wind," "Lilith," and others still hold a special place in the hearts of many readers of fantasy; they are full of allegory and faith, and, while the theology is not always as sound as the works of C.S. Lewis, there is much to be gleaned from them. Although MacDonald was raised Calvinistic, he later held to the belief that all men will eventually be saved (a view also held by authoress Madeleine L'Engle) and this shows in a few of his works. MacDonald died in September of 1905, after having lost his voice five years earlier, and he was buried in Bordighera, Italy, where he had spent many years with his family.
Books by George MacDonald
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