The Gold Thread : Essays on George MacDonald
This book brings together work by critics on the 19th century writer, George MacDonald (1824-1905). Chiefly remembered for his classic children's books, "The Princess and the Goblin", "The Princess and Curdie" and fairy tales such as "The Golden Key", George MacDonald was also a writer of adult fantasies, such as "Lilith" and "Phantastes". This book aims to offer a diversity of new work on MacDonald, further presenting and establishing this interesting Scottish author within the scope of academic studies. Essays by the romantic critic Stephen Prickett, Roderick McGillis and the 19th century children's literature authority Gillian Avery, further explore these areas. C.S.Lewis's relationship to MacDonald's writing is discussed by Catherine Durie, and David Robb, the well-known Scottish critic, adds an essay on MacDonald's Scottish novels.
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- Hardback | 208 pages
- 146.05 x 228.6 x 19.05mm | 453.59g
- 01 May 1991
- EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Table of contents
George MacDonald and the Victorian fairy tale, Gillian Avery; George MacDonald and Jung, Dr Edmund Cusick; George MacDonald and C.S.Lewis, Kate Durie; "Phantastes" and "Lilith", Dr R.F.McGillis; MacDonald's children's writing, Colin Manlove; George MacDonald and romanticism, Professor Stephen Prickett; George MacDonald's Scottish novels, David Robb.