1884 Scarce Edition - The Portent: A haunting and mystical tale set in the Scottish Highlands by George MacDonald.
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Author: George MacDonald.
Title: The Portent.
Publisher: London, Alexander Strahan, 1884. Complete seventh volume of Macdonald's Works of Fancy and Imagination series.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 5.5" X 4".
Pages: 278 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 - as shown, some pages still unopened and unread, small chip to the upper margin of page 129 not affecting the text - as shown).
Estimate : (Scarce with no or few other copies of this edition for sale worldwide).
The book: An attractive and scarce edition of The Portent: A haunting and mystical tale set in the Scottish Highlands by George MacDonald.
The story revolves around the narrator, who is drawn to a mysterious lady dressed in green, whom he encounters in the Scottish Highlands. This lady in green is connected to an old prophecy or ""portent,"" which is a central theme of the story. The plot weaves elements of Scottish folklore, supernatural occurrences, and a deeply spiritual and moralistic undertone, characteristic of MacDonald's writing.
As the narrator delves deeper into the mystery, he uncovers a tale of love, tragedy, and supernatural events linked to the lady. The story is rich in symbolic and allegorical references, often exploring themes of redemption, spiritual awakening, and the interplay between the natural and supernatural worlds.
MacDonald's writing is known for its poetic and ethereal quality, and ""The Portent"" is no exception. It immerses readers in a mystical world where the boundaries between reality and the supernatural are blurred, offering a deeply reflective and imaginative reading experience."
The author: George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors, including W. H. Auden, J. M. Barrie, Lord Dunsany, Hope Mirrlees, Robert E. Howard, L. Frank Baum, T.H. White, Lloyd Alexander, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit, Peter S. Beagle, Neil Gaiman 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, I 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".
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