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148 pages
9 x 6 inches
The Lutterworth Press
Paperback (October 2020)
ISBN-13 9780718895549
ISBN-10 0718895541
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PDF eBook (October 2020)
ISBN-13 9780718848132
ISBN-10 0718848136
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Literary Studies
Religious Studies
George MacDonald's Children's Fantasies and the Divine Imagination
by Colin Manlove
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 show more
   about the author

Colin Manlove taught at the University of Edinburgh until his retirement in 1993. His books include Modern Fantasy (1975), The Impulse of Fantasy Literature (1983), and Christian Fantasy: show more
   table of contents

1 Introduction
2 MacDonald's Shorter Fairy Tales: The Various Imagination
3 At the Back of the North Wind (1870): The Imagination in the World
4 The Princess and the Goblin (1872): The Imagination in the Self

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"Manlove reveals the imaginative logic underlying MacDonald's children's fantasies. With his broad knowledge of children's literature, the stories are contrasted with those by other Victorian writers, highlighting show more
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