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At the Back of the North Wind

By George MacDonald
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  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Isbn : 0795351879
  • Pages : 277
  • Category : Fiction
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The Scottish author’s literary masterpiece—the fantastical story of a young boy’s adventures with a woman of supernatural powers. Historically, At the Back of the North Wind ranks as George MacDonald’s most well-known and enduring book, the haunting tale of little Diamond, a simple London cabman’s son and his dreamy encounters with the mysterious, wise, powerful, comforting, and occasionally frightening lady known as North Wind. Their eerie nighttime adventures have captivated readers old and young ever since the book’s publication in 1871. It has been published in more editions than any of MacDonald’s works, and ranks as one of the few (perhaps only) title of MacDonald’s that has likely never been out of print. Its skillfully woven intermingling of realism and fantasy set MacDonald apart as a writer of uniqueness and distinction in the early 1870s as his reputation widened. This edition for The Cullen Collection is unedited in any way.

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By 조지 맥도널드
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  • Publisher : LanCom Publishing
  • Isbn : 8998469529
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  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 495
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Book Summary:

빅토리아 시대를 대표하는 작가이자 유명한 종교학자인 조지 맥도널드의 대표작으로 도덕과 관습이 최고의 가치였던 당시의 시대상황을 깨뜨리는 파격적인 작품이다. 환상과 기적, 풍부한 상상력이 마음껏 펼쳐진 이 작품은 판타지 소설이 문학의 한 장르로 자리잡는 데 디딤돌이 되었고 후세의 C.S.루이스, J.R.R.톨킨에게 영향을 주었다. 랭컴 주니어 클래식은 원작을 그대로 구현하여 원작의 맛과 향을 그대로 느낄 수 있도록 기획된 영어명작동화 시리즈이다. 동화는 아이들을 위해 쓴 작품이라는 특성상 듣고 말하고 이해하기 쉬운 언어를 구사하고 있다는 점에서 영어 학습자들에게 굉장히 좋은 교재가 될 수 있다는 점 또한 랭컴 주니어 클래식의 커다란 장점이다. 명작동화를 원작 그대로 즐기면서 영어 실력을 키우는 일석이조의 경험을 누릴 수 있다.

Phantastes

By George MacDonald
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Isbn : 1513277898
  • Pages : 178
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 473
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Shortly after his twenty-first birthday, Anodos arrives in a magical world inhabited by strange creatures, where he’s forced to face many physical and emotional battles. The young hero sets out on an epic adventure that tests his mind, body and spirt. Anodos is an inquisitive young man who discovers a mystical figure in an old desk. It’s a beautiful fairy who invites him to explore the enchanted Fairy Land. Once he arrives, Anodos meets many eccentric figures, some of whom have clear ulterior motives. He attempts to navigate the illustrious area but encounters different obstacles along the way. It’s an epic journey that will put Anodos’ heart and soul to the test. Phantastes is a vibrant fairy tale that speaks to an older audience. The hero is drawn into a fantastical world usually reserved for small children. Yet, Anodos’ curious nature takes him on an unexpected and fulfilling adventure. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Phantastes is both modern and readable.

North Wind

By Gwyneth Jones
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  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Isbn : 1473230268
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 901
  • File Pdf: north-wind.pdf

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The earth changed forever when the Aleutians landed. A hundred years after the invasion, the planet is firmly under extra-terrestrial rule. While the aliens pursue a form of immortality, small bands of human rebels still try to fight back. Bella is an Aleutian, with a limited understanding of human cultures and gender. Their expectations of society and life are shaped by their own upbringing. But then they meet Sidney Carton, a human. Bella learns quickly as the pair scour the war-ravaged ruins of Europe to find the last vestige of human technology that could be the only hope for saving civilisation as it still exists. Nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke award, NORTH WIND is book two of Gwyneth Jones' critically acclaimed Aleutians Trilogy.

George MacDonald's Children's Fantasies and the Divine Imagination

By Colin Manlove
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  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Isbn : 0718848136
  • Pages : 148
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 874
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The great Victorian Christian author George MacDonald is the well-spring 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 together. For he believed that God lives in the depths of the human mind and "sends up from thence wonderful gifts into the light of the understanding." This makes MacDonald that very rare thing: a writer of mystical fiction whose work can give us experience of the divine. Throughout his children's fantasy stories MacDonald is describing the human and divine imagination. In the shorter tales he shows how the imagination has different regions and depths, each able to shift into the other. With the longer stories we see the imagination in relation to other aspects of the self and to its position in the world. Here the imagination is portrayed as often embattled in relation to empiricism, egotism, and greed.

A Double Story

By George MacDonald
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Isbn : 1513277960
  • Pages : 90
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 413
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When two girls—a princess and a shepherd’s daughter—are captured by a mysterious woman, they must face the ugly truth about their harmful behavior. Despite drastically different backgrounds, both girls have become cruel and disobedient youths. Rosamond is a young princess who shares a birthday with Agnes, a shepherd’s daughter. They grew up with contrasting lifestyles but manage to develop the same negative habits. Both girls are spoiled by their parents and become self-centered bullies who hurt everyone in their path. On different occasions, a wise woman grabs each girl and brings them to her magical cottage. She forces them to acknowledge their wrongdoing and attempts to teach them a better way of life. While one girl embraces change, the other remains stagnant forcing them to finally come to ahead. A Double Story uses classic fairy tale tropes in an unconventional way. Its message of empathy and hope is told through vivid storytelling and romantic images. It’s a cautionary tale about the dangers of self-indulgence and the need for structure and love. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of A Double Story is both modern and readable.

Charles Dickens and the Victorian Child

By Amberyl Malkovich
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135074259
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 852
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This book explores the ideas of children and childhood, and the construct of the ‘ideal’ Victorian child, that developed rapidly over the Victorian era along with literacy and reading material for the emerging mass reading public. Children’s Literature was one of the developing areas for publishers and readers alike, yet this did not stop the reading public from bringing home works not expressly intended for children and reading to their family. Within the idealized middle class family circle, authors such as Charles Dickens were read and appreciated by members of all ages. By examining some of Dickens’s works that contain the imperfect child, and placing them alongside works by Kingsley, MacDonald, Stretton, Rossetti, and Nesbit, Malkovich considers the construction, romanticization, and socialization of the Victorian child within work read by and for children during the Victorian Era and early Edwardian period. These authors use elements of religion, death, irony, fairy worlds, gender, and class to illustrate the need for the ideal child and yet the impossibility of such a construct. Malkovich contends that the ‘imperfect’ child more readily reflects reality, whereas the ‘ideal’ child reflects an unattainable fantasy and while debates rage over how to define children’s literature, such children, though somewhat changed, can still be found in the most popular of literatures read by children contemporarily.

Modern Fantasy

By Colin N. Manlove
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1532691823
  • Pages : 318
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 775
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After a decade from 1965 which had seen the growth in Britain and America of an enormous interest in fantasy literature, and a rise in its academic repute from cold to lukewarm, a serious study of the subject seemed long overdue. In this first critical book in its time on modern English fantasy, Colin Manlove surveys a representative group of modern fantasies—in the Victorian period in the children's scientific and Christian fantasy The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley and the mystical fantasy of the Scottish writer George MacDonald; and from the twentieth century the interplanetary romances of C. S. Lewis, the post-war fantasy of rebellious youth in Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast books, and the quest to avert apocalypse in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. The aim with all these works is to show the peculiar literary experiences they offer and to assess their strengths and limitations in relation to wider English literature. In the introduction to his book, Manlove gives a definition of fantasy, marking off the genre from its near neighbors science fiction and “Gothic” or horror story, and distinguishing between fantasies that are serious works of imagination and those that are fanciful or escapist. Each chapter that follows is primarily a literary analysis set in a context of the writer's life, thought, and other works. As the book proceeds, there begins to emerge a picture of the originality and merit of the writers, but at the same time the sense of a division in the purpose of each writer, whereby their works fail to abide by their own laws. In the conclusion to this book Manlove draws the different types of division found into one and argues that the problem is one that is endemic to the writing of modern fantasy.

The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood

By Anna Strhan,Stephen G. Parker,Susan Ridgely
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1474251110
  • Pages : 408
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 115
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From recent sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church, to arguments about faith schools and religious indoctrination, this volume considers the interconnection between the actual lives of children and the position of children as placeholders for the future. Childhood has often been a particular site of struggle for negotiating the location of religion in public and everyday social life, and children's involvement and non-involvement in religion raises strong feelings because they represent the future of religious and secular communities, even of society itself. The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood provides a rich resource for students and scholars of this interdisciplinary field, and addresses wider questions about the distinctiveness of childhood and its religious dimensions in historical and contemporary perspective. Divided into five thematic parts, the volume provides classic, contemporary, and specially commissioned readings from a range of perspectives, including the sociological, anthropological, historical, and theological. Case studies range from Augustine's description of childhood in Confessions, the psychology of religion and childhood, to religion in children's literature, religious education, and Qur'anic schools. - Religious traditions covered include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, in the UK and Europe, USA, Latin America and Africa - An introduction situates each thematic part, and each reading is contextualised by the editors - Guidance on further reading and study questions are provided on the book's webpage

The Complete Novels of George MacDonald (Illustrated)

By George MacDonald
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026845617
  • Pages : 1850
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 224
  • File Pdf: the-complete-novels-of-george-macdonald.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Novels of George Macdonald (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Fantasy Fiction: The Princess and the Goblin The Princess and Curdie Phantastes At the Back of the North Wind The Lost Princess: A Double Story The Day Boy and the Night Girl The Flight of the Shadow Lilith: A Romance Realistic Fiction: David Elginbrod (The Tutor's First Love) Alec-Forbes of Howglen (The Maiden's Bequest) Robert Falconer (The Musician's Quest) Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood Wilfrid Cumbermede Gutta Percha Willie St. George and St. Michael Mary Marston (A Daughter's Devotion) Warlock o' Glenwarlock (The Laird's Inheritance) Weighed and Wanting (A Gentlewoman's Choice) What's Mine's Mine (The Highlander's Last Song) Home Again (The Poet's Homecoming) The Elect Lady (The Landlady's Master) A Rough Shaking Heather and Snow (The Peasant Girl's Dream) Salted with Fire (The Minister's Restoration) Far Above Rubies Malcolm The Marquis of Lossie (The Marquis' Secret) Sir Gibbie (The Baronet's Song) Donal Grant (The Shepherd's Castle) Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood The Seaboard Parish The Vicar's Daughter Thomas Wingfold, Curate (The Curate's Awakening) Paul Faber, Surgeon (The Lady's Confession) There and Back (The Baron's Apprenticeship) George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence". MacDonald has been credited with founding the "kailyard school" of Scottish writing.

Fairy Tales & Fantasy: George MacDonald Collection (With Complete Original Illustrations)

By George MacDonald
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8075837800
  • Pages : 2774
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 403
  • File Pdf: fairy-tales-fantasy.pdf

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This unique illustrated collection of George MacDonald's complete fairy tales & fantasy novels has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. George MacDonald (1824 - 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence". Table of Contents: Novels The Princess and the Goblin The Princess and Curdie Phantastes At the Back of the North Wind The Lost Princess: A Double Story The Day Boy and the Night Girl The Flight of the Shadow Lilith: A Romance Short stories Adela Cathcart CHRISTMAS EVE CHURCH THE CHRISTMAS DINNER THE NEW DOCTOR THE LIGHT PRINCESS THE BELL THE SCHOOLMASTER'S STORY SONG THE CURATE AND HIS WIFE THE SHADOWS THE EVENING AT THE CURATE'S PERCY AND HIS MOTHER THE BROKEN SWORDS MY UNCLE PETER THE GIANT'S HEART A CHILD'S HOLIDAY INTERRUPTION PERCY THE CRUEL PAINTER THE CASTLE WHAT NEXT? GENERALSHIP AN UNFORESEEN FORESIGHT The Portent and Other Stories THE PORTENT THE CRUEL PAINTER THE CASTLE THE WOW O'RIVEN THE BROKEN SWORDS THE GRAY WOLF UNCLE CORNELIUS HIS STORY Dealings with the Fairies THE LIGHT PRINCESS THE GIANT'S HEART THE GOLDEN KEY THE CROSS PURPOSES THE SHADOWS Stephen Archer and Other Tales STEPHEN ARCHER THE GIFTS OF THE CHILD CHRIST THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGEN AND NYCTERIS THE BUTCHER'S BILLS PORT IN A STORM IF I HAD A FATHER

Victorian Science and Imagery

By Nancy Rose Marshall
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  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Isbn : 0822987996
  • Pages : 373
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 177
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The nineteenth century was a period of science and imagery: when scientific theories and discoveries challenged longstanding boundaries between animal, plant, and human, and when art and visual culture produced new notions about the place of the human in the natural world. Just as scientists relied on graphic representation to conceptualize their ideas, artists moved seamlessly between scientific debate and creative expression to support or contradict popular scientific theories—such as Darwin’s theory of evolution and sexual selection—deliberately drawing on concepts in ways that allowed them to refute popular claims or disrupt conventional knowledges. Focusing on the close kinship between the arts and sciences during the Victorian period, the art historians contributing to this volume reveal the unique ways in which nineteenth-century British and American visual culture participated in making science, and in which science informed art at a crucial moment in the history of the development of the modern world. Together, they explore topics in geology, meteorology, medicine, anatomy, evolution, and zoology, as well as a range of media from photography to oil painting. They remind us that science and art are not tightly compartmentalized, separate influences. Rather, these are fields that share forms, manifest as waves, layers, lines, or geometries; that invest in the idea of the evolution of form; and that generate surprisingly kindred responses, such as pain, pleasure, empathy, and sympathy.

Folklore and the Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

By Jason Marc Harris
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317134648
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 859
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Jason Marc Harris's ambitious book argues that the tensions between folk metaphysics and Enlightenment values produce the literary fantastic. Demonstrating that a negotiation with folklore was central to the canon of British literature, he explicates the complicated rhetoric associated with folkloric fiction. His analysis includes a wide range of writers, including James Barrie, William Carleton, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Sheridan Le Fanu, Neil Gunn, George MacDonald, William Sharp, Robert Louis Stevenson, and James Hogg. These authors, Harris suggests, used folklore to articulate profound cultural ambivalence towards issues of class, domesticity, education, gender, imperialism, nationalism, race, politics, religion, and metaphysics. Harris's analysis of the function of folk metaphysics in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century narratives reveals the ideological agendas of the appropriation of folklore and the artistic potential of superstition in both folkloric and literary contexts of the supernatural.

Storied Revelations

By Gisela H. Kreglinger
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 162189861X
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 365
  • File Pdf: storied-revelations.pdf

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Parables--used by Jesus to reveal to us the kingdom of God, used to move us from being bystanders to active recipients of God's work of revelation--are constantly at risk of being buried as "mummies of prose," as George MacDonald puts it. We become so familiar with the language of Scripture that Jesus' parables no longer work on us in this revelatory and transforming way. George MacDonald, the Victorian poet and theologian, observed this very process at work in Victorian society. It was a culture saturated with Christian jargon but often devoid of a profound understanding of the gospel for its own time and culture. The language of Scripture no longer penetrated people's hearts, imaginations, and attitudes; it no longer transformed people's lives. MacDonald, called to be a pastor, turned to story and more specifically the "parabolic" as a means of spiritual awakening. He created fictive worlds in which the language of Jesus would find a new home and regain its revelatory power for his particular Victorian audience.