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- DescriptionGeorge MacDonald 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 table authors. C. S. Lewis 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. Old Duncan grasps his son's arm and quickens his pace, though already breathing hard from their walk along that path near the sea. At the same time Mrs. Catanach comes gliding along the grass by the side of the road, iseless as an adder. Wearing black silk gown, white shawl, and a great straw bonnet, she looks the very pattern of Sunday respectability . . . but her black eyebrows gloom omiusly, and an evil smile shadows about the corners of her mouth as she passes father and son -- without taking the least tice of them. I'm telling you, Malcolm, says Duncan, shuddering. Beware that woman -- for she's thinking bad thoughts! This lowland village has come upon strange times . . . for a young woman has died in sorrow -- and the mad hunchback laird, Stephen Stewart, scurries across the heath, crying out to the skies to tell him where he came from. And w Malcolm's father warns against the woman Malcolm already kws to have strange and disturbing ways -- and to have hurled curses at him!
- Author(s)George MacDonald
- Date of Publication01/06/2008
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight508 g
- Width153 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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