For the childlike: George MacDonald's fantasies for children
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.
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The Platonic Imagery of George MacDonald
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Adela Cathcart adult Alice allegory Anodos Anodos's Buffy-Bob C. S. Lewis cave centre chapter child Children's Literature Comus consciousness cottage Cross Purposes Curdie's dark Diamond Dish of Orts door dreams earth Earthsea essay evil experience fairy tale Fairyland fantasy fiction fire Folktale George MacDonald giant Giant's Heart Gifts girl Goblin goddess Golden Key grandmother heaven human imagination Irene Irene's Kilmeny king labyrinth lady Lewis Light Princess Lilith literary London Lost Princess MacDonald's fairy maiden Max Keith meaning metaphor Milton Mossy and Tangle Mossy's mother motifs myth narrative narrator nature Night Girl North Wind Novalis novel Nycteris parable Persephone Phantastes Platonic poetry Princess and Curdie Raeper reader reading reality reveals Richard Romantic Rosamond says Scottish sense shadows social spiritual story structure suggests symbolic Tangle's tells theme traditional Tricksey-Wee truth understanding Victorian vision Wise Woman Wolff writing York