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Book Title: The Laird's Inheritance|
ISBN 13: 9780871239037
The author of the book: George MacDonald
Edition: Bethany House Publishers
Date of issue: October 1st 1987
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The author has been one of my favorites for a long time. I appreciate his mystical novels for adults as well as his fantasies for children, which inspired C. S. Lewis.
This is one of his Scottish border novels, which talk of wealth, poverty and class war in a humane and gentle way. Another is "Sir Gibbie", which I read in English translation by Elizabeth Yeats McGreal. I am reading an ebook of Warlock o' Glenwarlock which retains the dialogue in Scots brogue. This takes a bit of effort to mentally translate it, but it is worth the effort.
I note with pleasure that the old laird's favorite reading material is the Journal of George Fox, the founder of Quakerism, and that the moral framework of the tale is very Foxian. The plot is like that of a mystery thriller with elements of the supernatural, though, in contradistinction to MacDonald's mystic and fantasy writings, the ghosts and kelpies are not made into actual characters.
MacDonald is someone I would have liked to have tea with, and I anticipate that his preaching was universalist and uplifting as well.
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Read information about the authorGeorge MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister.
Known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels, George MacDonald inspired many authors, such as G.K. Chesterton, W. H. Auden, J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Madeleine L'Engle. Lewis that 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.
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