The Wise Woman and Other Stories

(Paperback - Oct 1980)
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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 worksmarvelous fairy tales and stories certain to delight readers familiar with MacDonald and those about to meet him for the first time."


  • SKU: 9780802818607
  • SKU10: 0802818609
  • Title: The Wise Woman and Other Stories
  • Qty Remaining Online: 8
  • Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Date Published: Oct 1980
  • Pages: 182
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Age Range: 10 - 13
  • Grade Level: 5th Grade thru 8th Grade
  • Weight lbs: 0.62
  • Dimensions: 9.00" L x 6.01" W x 0.54" H
  • Features: Table of Contents, Illustrated, Ikids
  • Themes: Theometrics | Evangelical; Theometrics | Mainline;
  • Subject: Fairy Tales & Folklore - General


"George MacDonald is pre-eminently a mythopoeic writer…. In his power to project his inner life into images, beings, landscapes which are valid for all, he is one of the most remarkable writers of the nineteenth century." — W. H. Auden

"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

"Surely George MacDonald is the grandfather of us all—all of us who struggle to come to terms with truth through fantasy." — Madeleine L'Engle


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