According to C. S. Lewis, everything he wrote was influenced by George MacDonald. Lewis said, “I know hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continuously close, to the Spirit of Christ Himself.” Writing a preface and selecting MacDonald’s most poignant passages, Lewis introduces us to these extraordinary treasures. Ranging from “Inexorable Love” to “The Torment of Death,” these words will instruct and uplift.
George MacDonald (1824 – 1905) was a popular Scottish lecturer and writer of novels, poetry, and fairy tales. Born in Aberdeenshire, he was briefly a clergyman, then a professor of English literature at Bedford and King’s College in London.
“One of the most remarkable writers of the nineteenth century.” —W.H. Auden on George MacDonald