Quotes by George MacDonald

About George MacDonald:

George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. C. S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read. A few hours later," said Lewis, "I knew that 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".

Author Bio

  • NameGeorge MacDonald
  • DescriptionScottish author, poet, and Christian minister
  • AliasesAuthor of Dealings with fairies,
  • BornDecember 10, 1824
  • DiedSeptember 18, 1905
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionWriter; Minister; Poet; Novelist; Cleric
  • WorksLilith; Phantastes; David Elginbrod; The Princess And The Goblin; At The Back Of The North Wind