Read by Georgina Sutton & David Timson
George MacDonald, described by W.H. Auden as ‘one of the most remarkable writers of the 19th century’, was valued in his own time as an original thinker and spiritual guide. Of all his writing it is the fairy tales that have retained their fascination, and this collection includes all 11 stories, including The Light Princess, The Golden Key and The Wise Woman.
The fairy tales feature the stock characters of traditional tales – fairies both good and bad, and children undertaking precarious journeys. Often adopting paradox and nonsense as Lewis Carroll did, the stories invite adults to deploy the same open-mindedness as children. In MacDonald’s own words, ‘I do not write for children, but for the childlike, whether of five, or 50, or 75.’
Running Time: 14 h 07 m
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Digital ISBN: 978-1-78198-412-3 Cat. no.: NA0548 Produced by: Stories read by Georgina Sutton produced by John Foley Edited by: Sarah Butcher BISAC: FIC004000 BIC: FC Released: October 22
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