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The Light Princess and Other Stories

This newly illustrated set of four paperbacks holds the complete fantasy stories (except for several longer stories readily available elsewhere) of George MacDonald.The Light PrincessThe Giant's HeartThe CarasoynPort in a StormPapa's Story (A Scot's Christmas Story)
The Light Princess and Other Stories
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George MacDonald (1824-1905), the great nineteenth-century innovator of modern fantasy, influenced not only C. S. Lewis but also such literary masters as Charles Williams and J. R. R. Tolkien. Though his longer fairy tales Lilith and Phantastes are particularly famous, much of MacDonald?'s best fantasy writing is found in his shorter stories. In this volume editor Glenn Sadler has compiled some of MacDonald?'s finest short works marvelous fairy tales and stories certain to delight readers familiar with MacDonald and those about to meet him for the first time.
George MacDonald (1824-1905) The great nineteenth-century innovator of modern fantasy, whose works influenced C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. "I do not write for children," MacDonald once said, "but for the childlike, whether of five, or fifty, or seventy-five."
"What George MacDonald does best is fantasy--fantasy that hovers between the allegorical and the mythopoeic. And this, in my opinion, he does better than any man." - C S Lewis
McKinley has the grace to suggest that "Any reader who is pleased. . .by this book should read the original." So they should; though this edition is shorter by half, it is no less difficult since she has retained MacDonald's comic, ironic, but elaborate prose (pruning it skillfully, to be sure). Treherne's flamboyantly lavish pen-and-watercolors will surely attract readers, so there is probably a place for this edition in our impatient, visually-oriented world. But the edition of choice for this classic spoof about a princess who lacks gravity in every sense is still the unabridged one, unobtrusively illustrated by Maurice Sendak with love and sensitivity as well as humor. (Kirkus Reviews)
Author
George MacDonald
Short Title
LIGHT PRINCESS & OTHER STORIES
Pages
181
Series
Fantasy Stories of George MacDonald
Language
English
Illustrator
Craig Yoe
ISBN-10
0802818617
ISBN-13
9780802818614
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
FIC
Illustrations
Yes
Year
1980
Publication Date
1980-09-30
Imprint
William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Subtitle
And Other Stories
Place of Publication
Grand Rapids
Country of Publication
United States
Birth
1824
Death
1905
Audience Age
10-13
Publisher
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Residence
STK
Edition
New edition
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