The Light Princess: and Other Stories (Paperback)
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"There was once a witch who desired to know everything. But the wiser a witch is, the harder she knocks her head against the wall when she comes to it. Her name was Watho, and she had a wolf in her mind . . . " A witch raises her foster children in utter darkness and eternal light. A princess is born without gravity. A boy and girl must make a journey to death's shores . . . This collection brings together George MacDonald's loveliest fairy tales, full of beauty and humor, terror and delight. C. S. Lewis famously called MacDonald his master, and J. R. R. Tolkien, G. K. Chesterton, and Madeleine L'Engle named him as a major influence. He is the precursor of the modern fantasy genre, and his finest work remains unsurpassed. The tales in this book include "The Light Princess," "The Golden Key," "The Day Boy and the Night Girl," "The Gray Wolf," and "The Lost Princess.
About the Author
George MacDonald was born in 1824. One of the precursors of modern fantasy, he wrote the novels Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, and Lilith, as well as numerous fairy tales. C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, G. K. Chesterton, and Madeleine L'Engle cited him as a major influence. He died in 1905.