1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.
1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.

1884 Scarce Edition - The Cruel Painter and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald.

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Author: George MacDonald.
Title: The Cruel Painter and Other Stories. (Including The Cruel Painter, The Castle: A Parable, The Vow of Rivven, The Broken Swords, The Gray Wolf, Uncle Cornelius His Story).
Publisher: London, Strahan and Company Limited, no date (1884). Complete tenth volume of Macdonald's Works of Fancy and Imagination series.
Language: Text in English.  
Size: 5.5" X 3.5".
Pages: 308 pages
Binding: Attractive and very good original decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).

Estimate : (Scarce with no or few other copies of this edition for sale worldwide).

The book: This story revolves around a solemn vow made by the protagonist, Riven. The vow and its circumstances pose a moral and spiritual dilemma, leading to a journey of self-discovery and a test of personal integrity and faith.

The Broken Swords: In this tale, MacDonald weaves a story of redemption and forgiveness centered around the symbol of broken swords. It explores themes of war, peace, and the transformative power of forgiveness and reconciliation.

The Gray Wolf: This is a dark and mysterious tale that blends elements of fantasy and horror. It involves a gray wolf, which is central to the story’s suspense and unfolding drama, delving into themes of fear, the unknown, and the thin line between reality and superstition.

Uncle Cornelius His Story: This story, told from the perspective of Uncle Cornelius, is a whimsical and imaginative tale that often blurs the line between fantasy and reality. It is known for its quirky characters and the unique storytelling style of Uncle Cornelius. 

The author: George MacDonald (1824–1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister known for his pioneering contributions to modern fantasy literature. His works, particularly his fairy tales and fantasy novels, were notable for their profound spiritual and moral messages, and they had a significant influence on notable writers, including J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. MacDonald's ability to blend imaginative storytelling with deep spiritual insights has made his work enduringly popular and influential.


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