The Wise Woman

The Wise Woman

by George MacDonald


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This is a newly printed second edition of George MacDonald's classic, The Wise Woman.

There are two girls: one a princess and the other a daughter of humble shepherds. Both girls have been terribly spoiled and are quite conceited, but in completely different ways. Their self-destructive pride is challenged by the mysterious Wise Woman who takes them on adventures and exposes them to various trials in order to help the two girls know themselves more deeply. But will it work?

As many people have reflected, this book is a bit like a mirror. MacDonald, through the two young girls in this story, beautifully bears our hearts on these pages. The truth is that we cannot find the Kingdom of God within us (Luke 17:21) if we are unwilling to fight the dragons, traverse through the dark realms, and slay the poisonous beasts in our hearts that have aided in "nurturing" our dismal condition.

A note about this edition:

All Gracebeard Publishing books that are taken from a public domain work are proofread in their entirety to fix formatting/spelling issues. The purpose is to present a text as close to the original as possible. This is the second edition prepared in July 2017.

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There are numerous sellers who publish this title and the "featured" publisher changes from time to time. Many of the negative reviews you see are for other sloppily published editions. The Gracebeard Publishing edition was compared to the original 1875 edition of this book for formatting and textual accuracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507526828
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Pages: 134
Sales rank: 656,204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

George MacDonald 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. 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".

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Riviting. I was unable to put it down. Read the full of it in less than two hours. Great.
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