George MacDonald and the tradition of Victorian fantasy.

by Nancy Elizabeth Dawson Mann

Publisher: University Microfilms International in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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  • MacDonald, George, -- 1824-1905.

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Facsimile of a dissertation submitted to Stanford University, 1973.

GEORGE MACDONALD (), forerunner of the Inklings–Scottish minister, poet, novelist, and imaginative seer– was one of the most beloved Victorian authors throughout Great Britain and the U.S. in the 19th century. He wrote some 50 volumes of novels, poetry, short stories, fantasy. Notable exceptions include Stephen Prickett, who discusses MacDonald’s relation to the Romantic tradition in Romanticism and Religion (Cambridge, ) and Victorian Fantasy (; rev. ed. Baylor, ), and Robert Ellison, who compares MacDonald to other Victorian preachers such as Spurgeon and Newman in The Victorian Pulpit (Associated. George MacDonald’s Victorian fairy tales transformed the genre of fantasy. His work also shaped the next generation of both children’s literature and modernism: C.S. Lewis regarded MacDonald as a major influence, and writers as diverse as G.K Ch. nd the Victorian Roots of Modern Fantasy presents W X essays that explore George MacDonald s writing and influence on writers of fantasy after him. In the preface by Stephen Prickett, who helped co-select the essays, he indicates the goal that these essays [will] assist in a wider appreciation of both MacDonald and his Oxford successors.

George MacDonald (), Scottish Victorian novelist, began his adult life as a clergyman, but his unorthodox views resulted in a very short career in the pulpit, after which he turned to writing in earnest. He initially attracted notice for poetry and his adult fantasy, Phantastes, but once he turned to the writi. In this Hansen Lectureship volume, Timothy Larsen considers the legacy of George MacDonald, the Victorian Scottish author and minister who is best known for his pioneering fantasy literature. Larsen explores how MacDonald sought to counteract skepticism, unbelief, naturalism, and materialism and to herald instead the reality of the miraculous, the supernatural, the wondrous, and the realm of.   George MacDonald () was a minister who was rejected by his congregation, and struggled thereafter to support his family of eleven children by writing. In his own day he was celebrated as poet, preacher, and lecturer, and as the author of numerous novels. He is best known today for his vivid children's stories. Lilith by George MacDonald George MacDonald: Victorian Mythmaker, pp. ) MacDonald was an outstanding imaginative writer in his own right, but he was also, consciously, an heir of the Romantics of the late 18th and early 19th century, particularly of the German poet Novalis () and the English poets Blake (), Samuel.

The works of George MacDonald, the Scottish author, poet, and minister, have influenced the likes of W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, Madeleine L’Engle, C. S. Lewis, and Mark Twain. MacDonald wrote some of the first popular fantasy novels and is best known for his enduring stories, such as. The course toward modern fantasy, however, began in the Victorian era when writers began developing their own distinct fantastical worlds, rather than building on established cultural tradition. George MacDonald’s The Princess and the Goblin and Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland are two of the most influential Victorian fantasies. J.

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George MacDonald. Benediction Classics / / Hardcover. $ George MacDonald (), Scottish Victorian novelist, began his adult life as a clergyman, but his unorthodox views resulted in a very short career in the pulpit, after which he turned to writing in earnest.

He initially attracted notice for poetry and his adult fantasy, Phantastes, but once he turned to the writing of realistic novels in the early s, his name became widely known throughout Great. George MacDonald (10 December – 18 September ) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister.

He was a pioneering figure in the field of modern fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. In addition to his fairy tales, MacDonald wrote several works on Christian a.

The great Victorian Christian author George MacDonald is the wellspring of the modern fantasy genre. In this book Colin Manlove offers explorations of MacDonald's eight shorter fairy tales and his longer stories At the Back of the North Wind, The Princess and the Goblin, The Wise Woman, and The Princess and Curdie.

MacDonald saw the imagination as the source of fairy tales and of divine truth. Brand new Book. The works of George MacDonald have influenced the likes of W.

Auden, J. Tolkien, Madeleine L'Engle, C. Lewis, and Mark Twain. Best known for his tales of fantasy and fairies, Macdonald commented of his work that he wrote "not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.".

Larsen points out that MacDonald’s first adult fantasy novel, Phantastes (), was published around Christmastime, and that, in works such as Adela Cathcart (), MacDonald draws more explicit connections between fairytales and the spiritual value of childlikeness.

summary George MacDonald (–) is the acknowledged forefather of later fantasy writers such as C. Lewis and J. Tolkien: however, his place in his own time is seldom examined.

This omission does MacDonald a grave disservice. It is a beautifully produced book with a stunning cover design melding artistic influences from the history of fantasy, including Art Nouveau illustrations of MacDonald’s stories and fonts designed by William Morris, another prominent Victorian fantasist and contemporary of George MacDonald’s (who even bought MacDonald’s house from him).

The history of modern fantasy literature begins with George MacDonald ( – ), author of such novels as The Princess and the Goblin () and Phantastes () the latter of which is widely considered to be the first fantasy novel ever written for adults.

Victorian Fantasy: Imagination and Belief in Nineteenth-Century England: Prickett, Stephen: : BooksAuthor: Stephen Prickett. MacDonald also wrote one of the first critical essays about the fantasy genre, "The Fantastic Imagination", in his book A Dish of Orts ().

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His father (who was a farmer) was part of the MacDonalds of Glen Coe and comes from a family that suffered in the massacre of Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women is a fantasy novel by Scottish writer George MacDonald, first published in London in It was later reprinted in paperback by Ballantine Books as the fourteenth volume of the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in April Longtime president of the George MacDonald Society, Stephen's writings are a standard part of the reading and learning of scholars in the field of MacDonald studies, and more broadly Romantic and Victorian Literature.

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Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, and here some of his less-known (but well-written) of all is his essay on "The Fantastic Imagination," where he discusses fantasy, fairy tales, and the nature of childlike innocence.The following is a presentation proposal for the Fall conference of the International Conference on Romanticism.

Romanticism in Victorian Mythopoeic Fantasy: The Relationship between Coleridge’s Cognitive Theory and George MacDonald’s Redemptive Imagination In this presentation I .children’s books using discourse as a framework for analysis.

Finally, this article keeps George MacDonald’s fantasy novel The Princess and Curdie in sight as the novel challenges Victorian middle-class ideology of self-interest and privatization of property. This is primarily because MacDonald sees in.