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by George McDonald




This enchanted collection brings together eight of George McDonald's most well known fantasies into one delightful volume. The George McDonald Treasury includes The Princess and the Goblin, The Princess and Curdie, The Light Princess, Phantastes, The Giant's Heart, At the Back of the North Wind, The Golden Key, and Lilith. MacDonald's classic works have inspired deep admiration in such notables as J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton, Elizabeth Yates, and Lewis Carroll. C. S. Lewis wrote, "I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master; indeed I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him." One day while in a train station, he picked up a copy of Phantastes and began to read. "A few hours later," said Lewis, "I knew I had crossed a great frontier." G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence." Madeleine L'Engle wrote, "Surely George MacDonald is the grandfather of us all-all of us who struggle to come to terms with truth through imagination." If you loved J. R. R. Tolkien's Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, you will love the works of his hero and model - George McDonald.
Download The George MacDonald Treasury: Princess and the Goblin, Princess and Curdie, Light Princess, Phantastes, Giant's Heart, at the Back of the North Wind, Golden Key, and Lilith epub
ISBN: 0978891430
ISBN13: 978-0978891435
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Mythology & Folk Tales
Author: George McDonald
Language: English
Publisher: Kahley House Publishing (February 22, 2007)
Pages: 668 pages
ePUB size: 1273 kb
FB2 size: 1511 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 288
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Jeronashe
Buyers beware...None of the marketing on Amazon says that this is an edited version but it is definately edited! Even when I opened the book, the first of two title pages said: The George MacDonald Treasury and then listed the tales in the book and at the bottom states, by George MacDonald...good so far but the SECOND title page repeats all the same information as the first and then adds below, Edited by Glenn Kahley. This incomplete marketing by Amazon and the misrepresentation on the first title page seems a little deceptive to me. If you are going to edit a book, state so clearly.

Also a point of interest to lovers of George MacDonald's works: In the original tale of Princess and the Goblin, George MacDonald speaks to the reader about how every little girl is a princess because they are the daughter of a King, but that is removed from this EDITED version. I didn't read more because I didn't need to see what other important information had been removed to know I needed to return this book.
Gavidor
If you're interested in George MacDonald's fantasies, this is the book to get. The production quality was far better than I expected from other reviews. I find the print quite readable, the binding very acceptable, and though there are some typos, they are not as abundant as other reviewers led me to believe. I don't see any reason to buy these novels individually when you can get them here much cheaper. My only complaint is that The Portent (sometimes known as The Lady of the Mansion), a border-line fantasy/gothic, was not included.
Erienan
I was hesitant to order this book because of some of the negative reviews here. But after ordering it, I am glad to have made the purchase. It certainly isn't as quaint as the Puffin editions of the Princess stories that I own, but for the price it is well worth it. I decided to buy it after I saw a copy of Phantastees selling for over $20 at a bookstore. With this one volume I get that book, plus several others, along with some short stories, right in the same price range. Having these several books in one volume is also wonderfully convenient. I recommend the volume if you (and especially your children) are okay with doing without illustrations, and if you are accustomed to reading large books. It might not be the perfect copy for a young child to read, but it is perfect for a parent who is reading out loud to a small child, and wants to introduce them to multiple stories of MacDonald (and who wouldn't want to do that?!).
Bragis
I enjoyed having all of MacDonald's works in one book, but there were many errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. This was annoying and almost seemed like the editors did not care (This is seen by the Amazon spelling of MacDonald's name as "McDonald". I am not loving it!). Otherwise, it is a great addition because of the price. It is textbook size, so if you expect something easily carried beware. I LOVE MacDonald!
Unnis
The children's stories, in particular, are wonderful and clever. Can't wait to read them to my son as he grows up.
Hi_Jacker
These are fascinating metaphysical fairy tales great for children and adults
LivingCross
...the Phantastes story does not have the original quotes that preceded each chapter's events. I found the quotes and passages added to the understanding of the events, but they are omitted here.
These are great stories for parents and children.