At the Back of the North Wind (Everyman's Library Children's Classics Series) (Hardcover)

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By George MacDonald, Arthur Hughes (Illustrator)
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A Victorian fairy tale that has enchanted readers for more than a hundred years: the magical story of Diamond, the son of a poor coachman, who is swept away by the North Wind–a radiant, maternal spirit with long, flowing hair–and whose life is transformed by a brief glimpse of the beautiful country “at the back of the north wind.” It combines a Dickensian regard for the working class of mid-19th-century England with the invention of an ethereal landscape, and is published here alongside Arthur Hughes’s handsome illustrations from the original 1871 edition.

About the Author

George MacDonald (1824—1905) was a prolific writer, yet it is his fantasies for children that have survived. A minister of the Congregational church, MacDonald resigned after a disagreement with his deacons and from 1853 earned his living by lecturing and writing.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375413353
ISBN-10: 0375413359
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: October 16th, 2001
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Everyman's Library Children's Classics Series