George MacDonald

Standard Name: MacDonald, George,, 1824 - 1905


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Anthologization Jean Ingelow
In 1960 Mopsa was included in To the Land of Fair Delight, a collection with an introduction by Noel Streatfeild which also includes tales by G. E. Farrow and George MacDonald . In 1992...
Cultural formation Hesba Stretton
As an adult HS abandoned her mother 's strict Methodism and became an incurable sermon-taster. She favoured several denominations at the extreme of Protestantism. During the twelve-year period recorded in her Log Books only three...
Education Elinor Glyn
As a girl, the future EG loved to hear Tennyson 's poetry, especially the Idylls of the King (published from 1859), many of which she learned by heart. She also adored George MacDonald 's The...
Education Enid Blyton
Enid later recalled in vivid detail the first school she went to, Tresco, which was run by the Misses Read in their private house. She recalled, too, the most important texts among her early reading:...
Education Angela Brazil
Her home, too, contributed importantly to her education. She drew, painted, and made serious, carefully-labelled collections of wild flowers, stones, shells, and seaweed. Her first book, encountered at home when she was five and a...
Family and Intimate relationships Eva Gore-Booth
Both in Italy for health reasons, EGB and Esther Roper met at the Bordighera home of novelist George MacDonald . Esther later recalled one of their first conversations: At once I was met by an...
Friends, Associates Edna Lyall
On her first visit to Norway, EL met and embarked on what became a lifelong friendship with the Welsh renowned singer
Escreet, J. M. The Life of Edna Lyall. Longmans, Green and Co.
Mary Davies . Her other friends who themselves were writers were George Macdonald
Friends, Associates Anna Swanwick
Other friends mentioned by her niece and biographer were Fredrika Bremer , Anna Brownell Jameson , Frances Power Cobbe , Thomas Carlyle , George MacDonald , Lady Eastlake , Elizabeth Rundle Charles , Lady Martin
Friends, Associates Sarah Tytler
ST 's literary friends by now included Dora Greenwell , Ellen (Mrs Henry) Wood , Anna Maria (Mrs S. C.) Hall , and George MacDonald .
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Intertextuality and Influence Amy Levy
Based on George MacDonald 's fairy-tale Double-Story, it concerns a princess who has everything except happiness. It is written with panache: the governess is named Girton ia to signify the excellence of her education...
Intertextuality and Influence Charlotte Maria Tucker
Marshall's prediction proved true: CMT 's audience disappeared as the Victorian age ended. However, the Dictionary of Literary Biography acknowledges that her successful introduction of imaginative richness into didactic literature influenced other authors and established...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Williams
SW read the poetry of George MacDonald , Dora Greenwell , and Algernon Charles Swinburne , and commented on it in her letters.
Plumptre, Edward Hayes, and Sarah Williams. “Memoir”. Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse, Strahan, p. vii - xxxiii.
Of the last-named she wrote, Surely such music cannot be destined...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
She preferred not to attach her name to her poems, thinking that using a pseudonym would ensure against bringing disgrace to her family name, which had been so illustrious for poetry.
Stanford, Donald E., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 19. Gale Research.
Battersby, Christine. “Her Blood and His Mirror: Mary Coleridge, Luce Irigaray, and the Female Self”. Beyond Representation: Philosophy and Poetic Imagination, edited by Richard Eldridge, Cambridge University Press, pp. 249-72.
She took...
Literary responses Louisa May Alcott
Among a chorus of praise from those who read LMA when they were young, Edith Wharton stands out as harder to please. In her memoir A Backward Glance, 1934, she recalls how her mother...
Publishing Edna Lyall
She was introduced to the publishers of this novel, Hurst and Blackett , through the good offices of the writer George Macdonald .
Escreet, J. M. The Life of Edna Lyall. Longmans, Green and Co.
She dedicated the work to her cousin the Rev. Philip Newnham


10 December 1824: Novelist George MacDonald was born at Upper...

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10 December 1824

Novelist George MacDonald was born at Upper Pirriesmill, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

November 1868-October 1869: George MacDonald's children's book At the...

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November 1868-October 1869

George MacDonald 's children's book At the Back of the North Wind appeared serially in Good Words for the Young.

16 May 1871: Henry S. King (husband of the poet Harriet...

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16 May 1871

Henry S. King (husband of the poet Harriet Hamilton King ) set up the publishing firm H. S. King and Co. at 65 Cornhill, London; taken over by Charles Kegan Paul in 1877, it...

1872: George MacDonald's children's classic, The...

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George MacDonald 's children's classic, The Princess and the Goblin, appeared in volume form.

September 1905: George MacDonald, novelist, died in Ashtead,...

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September 1905

George MacDonald , novelist, died in Ashtead, Surrey.


Ingelow, Jean et al. To the Land of Fair Delight. Franklin Watts, 1960.