George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He is known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels. MacDonald inspired many authors; W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, E. Nesbit, Madeleine L'Engle, Elizabeth Yates and there is even evidence that Twain was influenced by MacDonald.
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 Lewis, "I knew that I had crossed a great frontier." G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence."
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About the Author
George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister who was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature. A mentor to Lewis Carroll and a major influence on writers from C. S. Lewis to J. R. R. Tolkien, MacDonald’s best-known books are Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, At the Back of the North Wind, and Lilith, which are all fantasy novels.