History Creator / GeorgeMacdonald

15th Mar '16 8:10:41 AM wittylibrarian
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* TropeCodifier: Being one of the major creators of modern fantasy literature, [=MacDonald=] had a huge hand in establishing the tropes now prominent throughout that genre.
29th Feb '16 10:20:24 AM Theriocephalus
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* AerithAndBob: Irene and ... Curdie?

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* AerithAndBob: Irene and ...and... Curdie?



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [=MacDonald=] once proposed to an American literary friend that they should collaborate on a novel in order to secure copyright on both sides of the Atlantic. The friend's name? Crerator/MarkTwain. Unfortunately the project never transpired. However, scholars have pointed out some similarities between [=MacDonald's=] ''Sir Gibbie'' and Twain's ''Literature/HuckleberryFinn'' and have suggested that they discussed such a story together. [[http://www.george-macdonald.com/resources/mark_twain.html]]
6th Jan '16 5:58:49 AM Veanne
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** Actually, his name is Conrad (see the ending of the ''The Princess and Curdie''), he just goes by Curdie when he's a kid.
11th Nov '15 5:28:08 PM MarkLungo
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'''[=George MacDonald=]''' was a Victorian era Scottish writer chiefly known for his fantasy works, which were read by such authors as Creator/GKChesterton, Creator/JRRTolkien, and Creator/CSLewis. They include ''Literature/AtTheBackOfTheNorthWind'', ''Literature/{{Lilith}}'', ''Literature/{{Phantastes}}'', ''Literature/ThePrincessAndTheGoblin'', ''Literature/ThePrincessAndCurdie'', and ''Literature/TheLightPrincess''. He also wrote a fair number of non-fantasy works, primarily concerned with romance, suffering and adventure in [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} the Highlands]], which are generally passed over [[TastesLikeDiabetes for some reason.]]

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'''[=George MacDonald=]''' (1824-1905) was a Victorian era Scottish Era [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] writer who's chiefly known for his fantasy works, which were read by such authors as Creator/GKChesterton, Creator/JRRTolkien, and Creator/CSLewis. They include ''Literature/AtTheBackOfTheNorthWind'', ''Literature/{{Lilith}}'', ''Literature/{{Phantastes}}'', ''Literature/ThePrincessAndTheGoblin'', ''Literature/ThePrincessAndCurdie'', and ''Literature/TheLightPrincess''. He also wrote a fair number of non-fantasy works, primarily concerned with romance, suffering and adventure in [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} the Highlands]], which are generally passed over [[TastesLikeDiabetes for some reason.]]



* TheVamp: {{Lilith}} in her eponymous novel, and the Maiden of the Alder-Tree in ''Phantastes''.

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* TheVamp: {{Lilith}} UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}} in [[Literature/{{Lilith}} her eponymous novel, novel]], and the Maiden of the Alder-Tree in ''Phantastes''.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [=MacDonald=] once proposed to an American literary friend that they should collaborate on a novel in order to secure copyright on both sides of the Atlantic. The friend's name? MarkTwain. Unfortunately the project never transpired. However, scholars have pointed out some similarities between [=MacDonald's=] ''Sir Gibbie'' and Twain's ''HuckleberryFinn'' and have suggested that they discussed such a story together. [[http://www.george-macdonald.com/resources/mark_twain.html]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [=MacDonald=] once proposed to an American literary friend that they should collaborate on a novel in order to secure copyright on both sides of the Atlantic. The friend's name? MarkTwain.Crerator/MarkTwain. Unfortunately the project never transpired. However, scholars have pointed out some similarities between [=MacDonald's=] ''Sir Gibbie'' and Twain's ''HuckleberryFinn'' ''Literature/HuckleberryFinn'' and have suggested that they discussed such a story together. [[http://www.george-macdonald.com/resources/mark_twain.html]]



* Creator/CSLewis was particularly moved after reading ''Phantastes'', and much of Lewis' writing reflect the themes that [=MacDonald=] used. Accordingly, in ''TheGreatDivorce'', Lewis used [=MacDonald=] as a [[TheMentor guiding character]] in the same way that Dante had used Creator/{{Virgil}} in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''.

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* Creator/CSLewis was particularly moved after reading ''Phantastes'', and much of Lewis' writing reflect the themes that [=MacDonald=] used. Accordingly, in ''TheGreatDivorce'', ''Literature/TheGreatDivorce'', Lewis used [=MacDonald=] as a [[TheMentor guiding character]] in the same way that Dante had used Creator/{{Virgil}} in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''.
11th Apr '15 12:18:07 AM PaulA
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Other writers who [[SincerestFormOfFlattery cited [=MacDonald=] as an influence]] include Creator/WHAuden, Roger Lancelyn Green, MadeleineLEngle, Creator/ENesbit, and Elizabeth Yates. Essentially, he's the grandfather of nearly the entire modern genre of {{fantasy}}. Appropriately enough, he sported a pretty impressive WizardBeard.

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Other writers who [[SincerestFormOfFlattery cited [=MacDonald=] as an influence]] include Creator/WHAuden, Roger Lancelyn Green, MadeleineLEngle, Creator/MadeleineLEngle, Creator/ENesbit, and Elizabeth Yates. Essentially, he's the grandfather of nearly the entire modern genre of {{fantasy}}. Appropriately enough, he sported a pretty impressive WizardBeard.



* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Cosmo von Wehrstahl dies in the arms of the Princess von Honenweiess he has released from the mirror she has been enchanted in, but she finds him too late and cradles him as he dies in her arms in one of the stories in ''Phantastes''.

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* DiedInYourArmsTonight: DiedInYourArmsTonight:
** In one of the stories in ''Phantastes'',
Cosmo von Wehrstahl dies in the arms of the Princess von Honenweiess he has released from the mirror she has been enchanted in, but she finds him too late and cradles him as he dies in her arms in one of the stories in ''Phantastes''.arms.


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* DirectLineToTheAuthor: [=MacDonald=] includes himself as a character in the last few chapters of ''At the Back of the North Wind'', meeting and befriending the protagonist, who subsequently tells him of the events recounted in the earlier part of the novel.
14th Mar '15 10:17:27 PM PaulA
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* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: Diamond, the protagonist of ''At the Back of the North Wind'', was named after his father's horse.
19th May '13 9:38:42 PM PaulA
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He is not GeorgeMacDonaldFraser.

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He is not GeorgeMacDonaldFraser.
Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser.
8th Apr '13 6:34:40 PM LongLiveHumour
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'''[=George MacDonald=]''' was a Victorian era Scottish writer chiefly known for his fantasy works, which were read by such authors as Creator/GKChesterton, Creator/JRRTolkien, and Creator/CSLewis. They include ''Literature/AtTheBackOfTheNorthWind'', ''Literature/{{Lilith}}'', ''Literature/{{Phantastes}}'', ''Literature/ThePrincessAndTheGoblin'', ''Literature/ThePrincessAndCurdie'', and ''Literature/TheLightPrincess''. He also wrote a fair number of non-fantasy works, primarily concerned with romance, suffering and adventure in [[BonnieScotland the Highlands]], which are generally passed over [[TastesLikeDiabetes for some reason.]]

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'''[=George MacDonald=]''' was a Victorian era Scottish writer chiefly known for his fantasy works, which were read by such authors as Creator/GKChesterton, Creator/JRRTolkien, and Creator/CSLewis. They include ''Literature/AtTheBackOfTheNorthWind'', ''Literature/{{Lilith}}'', ''Literature/{{Phantastes}}'', ''Literature/ThePrincessAndTheGoblin'', ''Literature/ThePrincessAndCurdie'', and ''Literature/TheLightPrincess''. He also wrote a fair number of non-fantasy works, primarily concerned with romance, suffering and adventure in [[BonnieScotland [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} the Highlands]], which are generally passed over [[TastesLikeDiabetes for some reason.]]



* BonnieScotland: The setting of many of [=MacDonald's=] non-fantasy novels, as well as the homeland of the author himself.


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* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: The setting of many of [=MacDonald's=] non-fantasy novels, as well as the homeland of the author himself.
28th Mar '13 9:16:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything: Mentioned in ''Phantastes,'' ''Lilith,'' ''Alec Forbes''... This is a recurring image throughout [=MacDonald's=] fiction, probably inspired by a year [=MacDonald=] spent as a youth cataloging books in a large house in Scotland.
** Such places tend to be more of a MagicalLibrary at heart.



* LibraryOfBabel: Mentioned in ''Phantastes,'' ''Lilith,'' ''Alec Forbes''... This is a recurring image throughout [=MacDonald's=] fiction, probably inspired by a year [=MacDonald=] spent as a youth cataloging books in a large house in Scotland.
** Such places tend to be more of a MagicalLibrary at heart.
19th Mar '13 2:58:03 AM WoundedWolfgirl
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** In ''Lilith'', [[spoiler: Lona dies in her true love's Vane's arms after she's killed by [[spoiler: [[LukeIAmYourFather her mother]], Lilith]].

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** In ''Lilith'', [[spoiler: Lona dies in her true love's Vane's arms after she's killed by [[spoiler: [[LukeIAmYourFather her mother]], Lilith]].
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