Wise Woman and Other Stories

Wise Woman and Other Stories

4.17 (1,212 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days


When will my order arrive?

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 9-12 business days.


Not ordering to the United States? Click here.

Description

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 works -- marvelous fairy tales and stories certain to delight readers familiar with MacDonald and those about to meet him for the first time.
show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 108 x 178 x 13mm | 159g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0802818609
  • 9780802818607
  • 307,577

Review quote

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."
show more

Rating details

1,212 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 46% (556)
4 31% (381)
3 17% (211)
2 4% (47)
1 1% (17)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X