Rethinking George MacDonald (Paperback)

Christopher MacLachlan

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George MacDonald (1824 - 1905) is the acknowledged forefather of later fantasy writers such as C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien: however, his place in his own time is seldom examined. This omission does MacDonald a grave disservice. By ignoring a fundamental aspect of what made MacDonald the man he was, the critical habit of viewing MacDonald's work only in terms of his followers reinforces the long-entrenched assessment that it has a limited value - one only for religious enthusiasts and fantasy lovers. The essays in this anthology seek to correct that omission, by looking directly at MacDonald the Victorian - at his place in the Victorian literary scene, at his engagement with the works of his literary contemporaries and at his interest in the social, political, and theological movements of his age. The resulting portrait reveals a MacDonald who deserves a more prominent place in the rich literary history of the nineteenth century than he has hitherto been given.


Product Details

  • Product code: BCAPN
  • ISBN: 9781908980014
  • Publisher: Association for Scottish Literary Studies
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 21.0cm x 15.7cm
  • Pages: 300
  • Publish date: Wed Mar 20 00:00:00 GMT 2013
  • Book points: 11

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