“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
George MacDonald (Scottish Novelist)
Date of Birth:
December 10, 1824
Date of Death:
September 18, 1905
George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister.
Though no longer well known, his works have inspired admiration in such notables as W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Madeleine L'Engle. C. S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master". Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, he 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."