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For the childlike : George MacDonald's fantasies for children

Author: Roderick McGillis
Publisher: [West Lafayette, Ind.] : Children's Literature Association ; Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, ©1992.
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A collection of essays discussing the work of the nineteenth-century Scottish author best known for his children's fairy tales.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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For the childlike.
[West Lafayette, Ind.] : Children's Literature Association ; Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)644323687
Named Person: George MacDonald; George MacDonald; George MacDonald; George MacDonald; George MacDonald
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roderick McGillis
ISBN: 0810824590 9780810824591
OCLC Number: 25630114
Description: 234 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The two worlds of George MacDonald / Stephen Prickett --
The fairy tales of George MacDonald and the evolution of a genre / Michael Mendelson --
The community of the centre : structure and theme in Phantastes / Roderick McGillis --
The goddess in the belfry : grandmothers and wise women in George MacDonald's books for children / Nancy Willard --
Social conscience and class relations in MacDonald's "Cross purposes" / A. Waller Hastings --
The golden key : Milton and MacDonald / Celia Catlett Anderson --
Reading "The golden key" : narrative strategies of parable / Cynthia Marshall --
The platonic imagery of George MacDonald and C.S. Lewis : The allegory of the cave transfigured / Frank Riga --
Diamond and Kilmeny : MacDonald, Hogg, and the Scottish folk tradition / William Raeper --
Language and secret knowledge in At the back of the north wind / Roderick McGillis --
Old wine in new bottles : aspects of prophecy in George MacDonald's At the back of the north wind / Lesley Smith --
Kore motifs in The princess and the goblin / Nancy-Lou Patterson --
The diamond in the ashes : a Jungian reading of the "Princess" books / Joseph Sigman --
The princess and the wizard : the fantasy worlds of Ursula K. LeGuin and George MacDonald / Cordelia Sherman --
Duality beyond time : George MacDonald's "The wise woman, or the lost princess : a double story" / Melba N. Battin.
Responsibility: Roderick McGillis, editor.

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George MacDonald (1824-1905) is perhaps best remembered as one of the greatest and most enduringly influential of the Victorian writers for children. Sixteen essays analyze his work for children.  Read more...

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