A Double Story

A Double Story

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by George MacDonald
     
 

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Master tale-spinner George MacDonald writes of the palaces and furze-covered hills of mystic old Scotland in his delightful novel of court and countryside, A Double Story.

She might call and shout,

And no one about

Would ever call back, "Who's there?"

On the wide road leading straight into the country, the wise old woman unfolds her cloak -- and releases from

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Master tale-spinner George MacDonald writes of the palaces and furze-covered hills of mystic old Scotland in his delightful novel of court and countryside, A Double Story.

She might call and shout,

And no one about

Would ever call back, "Who's there?"

On the wide road leading straight into the country, the wise old woman unfolds her cloak -- and releases from within its folds the Princess Rosamund.

When the girl opens eyelids swollen from weeping, she sees nothing familiar. City and palace -- gone! Soon she and the wise old woman arrive at a cottage . . . one that seems to have a mind of its own -- to the infinite displeasure of the spoiled young girl!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781499365108
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

George MacDonald (10 December 1824 - 18 September 1905) 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, 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". Elizabeth Yates wrote of Sir Gibbie, "It moved me the way books did when, as a child, the great gates of literature began to open and first encounters with noble thoughts and utterances were unspeakably thrilling." Even Mark Twain, who initially disliked MacDonald, became friends with him, and there is some evidence that Twain was influenced by MacDonald. Christian author Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) wrote in Christian Disciplines, vol. 1, (pub. 1934) that "it is a striking indication of the trend and shallowness of the modern reading public that George MacDonald's books have been so neglected".

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DOUBLE STORY (A FAIRY TALE FOR YOUNG READERS) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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