George MacDonald (1842-1905) was a leading author of fantasy fiction for adults and sophisticated fairy tales for children, and an influential precursor of C.S. Lewis (Read More).
“A judicious, insightful introduction prepares us for a wonderfully attentive reading of MacDonald’s work—an excellent opener for all, but for undergraduates in particular. Shelley King and John Pierce include MacDonald’s two essays on imagination, as well as excerpts from contemporary literary fairy tales and responses to his work, giving an enriching historical and literary context in which to understand the stories. A balanced, illuminating volume.” — Deirdre Baker, University of Toronto