George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish writer, minister and theologian most famous for his fairy tales and fantasy novels, including Phantastes and The Princess and the Goblin. Strongly influenced by the German and English Romantics, his work influenced in turn many luminaries of the fantastic, including C. S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll, J. R. R. Tolkien, G. K. Chesterton, and Madeleine L’Engle.
George MacDonald Society Website
Last updated: May 2012
“The Golden Key” (1867): review by Emera