George Macdonald Collection
Who served as a guiding influence and inspiration for the masterful writings of G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and W.H. Auden?
One George MacDonald, an nineteenth-century Scottish minister and author.
Chesterton called MacDonald “one of the three or four greatest men of the nineteenth century”; Lewis found him a constant inspiration—“ I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him; and to Auden he was “one of the most remarkable writers of the nineteenth century.”
MacDonald authored over fifty books, including novels, poetry, theology, and literary criticism. The mythological vision and expansive imagination that marked his works of fantasy and fairytales contributed in a host of ways to building the foundation for fantasy literature as we know it today, in The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings, as well as Madeleine L’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time series and the stories of E. Nesbit.
Cluny Media is pleased to contribute to the preservation of MacDonald’s literary legacy with beautiful new editions of five of his most popular works.
The Princess and the Goblin and The Princess and Curdie are delightful entries in the fantasy genre, sure to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. (Now available.)
At the Back of the North Wind is the moving and visionary story of the young boy Diamond and his family. It is considered one of MacDonald’s masterpieces. (Available April 15, 2017.)
Lilith is a fascinating and powerful work on the nature of life, death, and salvation, told in the form of myth. (Now available.)
Phantastes, a groundbreaking fairytale, is enchanting tour through the land of Faerie, marked with the influences of Novalis and Dante. (Now available.)
We hope you enjoy the offerings of the George MacDonald Collection and find in MacDonald’s writings the same delight and inspiration as did Chesterton and Lewis.