George MacDonald, 1824-1905
1855 Within and Without: A Poem
1858 Phantastes, a Faerie Romance for Men and Women
1863 David Elginbrod [Scottish setting]
Portent; A Story of the Inner Vision of the Highlanders Commonly Called
Adela Cathcart [English setting]
[a revised edition in 1882 omits fantasy stories that were later reprinted elsewhere]
1865 Alec Forbes of Howglen [Scottish setting]
1867 Unspoken Sermons
The Disciple and Other Poems
Dealings with Fairies [Fantasy stories]
Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood [English setting]
1868 Robert Falconer [Scottish setting]
A Seaboard Parish: A Sequel to “Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood”
1870 The Miracles of Our Lord
1871 Works of Fancy and Imagination (10 vols.) [Fantasy stories & poetry]
At the Back of the North Wind [Fantasy ; Reprinted often]
1872 The Princess and the Goblin [Fantasy ; Reprinted often]
Vicars Daughter. Autobiographical Story, being a Sequel to "Annals of a
Wilfrid Cumbermede; An Autobiographical Story
1875 Malcolm [Scottish setting]
1876 Thomas Wingfold, Curate
1877 The Marquis of Lossie [A sequel to Malcolm]
1879 Paul Faber, Surgeon [English setting]
Sir Gibbie [Scottish setting]
1880 A Book of Strife, in the Form of the “Diary of an Old Soul” [Poetry]
1882 The Gifts of the Child Christ (2 vols.) [Fantasy stories]
1883 The Princess and Curdie [Fantasy ; Reprinted often]
Donal Grant [A sequel to Sir Gibbie]
1886 Unspoken Sermons: Second Series
1889 Unspoken Sermons: Third Series
1892 The Hope of the Gospel
1893 Poetical Works 2 vols.
A Dish of Orts [Essays]
The Light Princess and Other Fairy Tales [Fantasy stories]
1895 Lilith, a Romance [Fantasy]
1904 The Fairy Tales
1905 Phantastes [Reprint of 1858 edition with illustrations]
Selected later anthologies & reprints
1946 George MacDonald, an Anthology / ed. C. S. Lewis [Mostly
excerpts from Unspoken Sermons]
1964 Phantastes and Lilith / intro. C. S. Lewis.
1973 The Gifts of the Child Christ; Fairytales and Stories for the Childlike / ed. Glenn E. Sadler.
An Expression of Character: The Letters of George MacDonald / ed. Glen E. Sadler.
Johannesen Publishers (Whitehorn, CA) has made available facsimile reprints
of almost all of MacDonald’s works in the 1990’s.
N.B.: Stay away from the many modern edited, reworded & retold versions of MacDonald’s works;
these are plentiful, but certainly not desirable.
Selected works about MacDonald
Bulloch. "A Bibliography of George MacDonald" in Aberdeen University
The Harmony Within; The Spiritual Vision of George MacDonald. Grand
Rolland Hein. George MacDonald: Victorian Mythmaker. Nashville: Star Song, 1993.
Joseph Johnson. George MacDonald: A Biographical and Critical Appreciation. London: Pitman, 1906.
Greville MacDonald. George MacDonald and His Wife. London: Allen & Unwin, 1924.
[written by one of MacDonald’s sons]
MacDonald. "George MacDonald: A Personal Note" in From a Northern Window.
McGillis. “George MacDonald” in Dictionary of Literary Biography 163:
"George MacDonald" in Modern Fantasy: Five Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge
“George MacDonald” in Scottish Fantasy Literature: A Critical Survey.
“George MacDonald’s Fairy Tales” in Christian Fantasy: From 1200 to the
(ed.). The Golden Thread: Essays on George MacDonald. Edinburgh University
William Raeper. George MacDonald. Tring, Herts: Lion Publishing, 1987.
Reis. George MacDonald. New York: Twayne, 1972. (Twayne's English Authors
David S. Robb. George MacDonald. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1987.
Sadler. Cosmic Vision: A Study of the Poetry of George MacDonald Ph.D.
George MacDonald: A Study of Two Novels. Salzburg Studies in English
PJS [rev. 7/06]