The Wise Woman

The Wise Woman : And Other Stories

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This is a fascinating collection of stories, including the tale of two spoiled girls - one a princess and the other the daughter of a shepherd - who learn some difficult lessons when they have an encounter with a mysterious wise woman.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 147.32 x 223.52 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 0802818609
  • 9780802818607
  • 270,731

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W. H. Auden "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." C. S. Lewis "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." Madeleine L'Engle "Surely George MacDonald is the grandfather of us all all of us who struggle to come to terms with truth through fantasy.""

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About George MacDonald

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."

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