A pictorial biography of the father of the modern fantasy novel and spiritual mentor to C.S. Lewis and many other Christian authors. The text includes a biographical essay by Rolland Hein, author of the full-length biography: George MacDonald: Victorian Mythmaker. Also includes a chronology of MacDonald’s Life.
With over 130 photographs of MacDonald sites in Scotland, England, Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy. Quotations from MacDonald’s writings serve as captions for the photos.
- Text: Rolland Hein
- Photography: Larry E. Fink
- Pasture Spring Press, 2004
- Hardcover with dust jacket, 110 pages
- Condition: new, sealed
George MacDonald: Images of His World. By Rolland Hein. Photographs by Larry E. Fink. Pasture Spring Press, 2004. Rolland Hein (Wheaton College) and Larry Fink (Hardin-Simmons University) have collaborated on this wonderfully illustrated limited edition, which introduces the life and work of George MacDonald. This project has been several years in the making, and began after Larry Fink reviewed a book by Hein on MacDonald in the 1990s. Their communication with each other resulted in this tribute to MacDonald. The text consists of a light biographical summary of George MacDonald accompanied by beautiful photographs of the environs of his life: Scotland, England, Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy. Pictures offset the text with quotations from MacDonald's writings, literary biography, and commentary by Rolland Hein. The book is presented in the style of C.S. Lewis: Images of His World, by Douglas Gilbert and Clyde Kilby (1973). Like that book, it offers no pretense at exhaustiveness, but gives visual substance to the domestic atmosphere which surrounded MacDonald. This is a literary coffee table book, a picturesque introduction to the great Scottish Victorian writer known for his fantasies and romances. It is a natural and artistic complement to other biographical and critical studies of MacDonald; and provides commentary, chronology, and bibliography for further research. The Scholar will find it a "color commentary" on what he already knows; the literary enthusiast will find it a welcome dose of the cheerfulness associated with the author of the Curdie tales.