George MacDonald

(10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905 / Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland)

George MacDonald
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George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister.

Known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels, George MacDonald inspired many authors, such as W.H. Audent, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. It was C.S. Lewis who wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read. A few hours later," said... more »

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  • ''Where did you come from, Baby dear?
    Out of the everywhere into the here.
    Where did you get your eyes so blue?
    Out of the sky as I came through.''
    George MacDonald (1824-1905), Scottish poet. At the Back of the North Wind (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter...
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