Fairy Tales: Classic stories for the childlike–young and old!–by the man who inspired C.S. Lewis

Featuring Arthur Hughes’ original illustrations and the introduction by George MacDonald’s son, Greville MacDonald, from the 1904 edition, plus a new Preface by MacDonald’s great-great-grandson, Christopher, and a new Foreword by C.S. Lewis’ stepson, Douglas Gresham.

For over 150 years, the childlike of all ages have delighted in these classic stories by George MacDonald (1824-1905), the grandfather of modern fantasy fiction. He was the single greatest influence on C.S. Lewis (author of the Chronicles of Narnia), who wrote “I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master; indeed, I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him.” MacDonald was revered by G.K. Chesterton and J.R.R. Tolkien in the last century, and by Andrew Peterson, author of The Wingfeather Saga, in our own–to name just a few of many!

Fairy Tales was first published in 1904 by the author’s son, Greville MacDonald, and includes eight of his father’s greatest short stories: The Light Princess, The Giant’s Heart, The Golden Key, The Shadows, Little Daylight, Cross Purposes, The Carasoyn, and The Day Boy and the Night Girl.

This edition includes Greville’s original introduction and the title page and thirteen illustrations created by Arthur Hughes, who worked closely with George MacDonald throughout his career. To the contents of the original we have added a preface by Christopher MacDonald, the author’s great-great-grandson, and a foreword by Douglas Gresham, C.S. Lewis’ stepson.

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