The Golden Key is the premier on-line resource for all things related to the Victorian Novelist, Poet and Christian Fantasy writer George MacDonald (1824-1905) and home to the George MacDonald Society and Wingfold Email List
I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master; indeed I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him. C.S. Lewis
Informing the Inklings: George MacDonald and the Victorian Roots of of Modern Fantasy.
Booking is now live for our conference at Magdalen College, Oxford on 13-15th August 2014 and we have an impressive line up of speakers involved.
The conference is open to all and we have been encouraged by the degree of interest already being shown. It promises to be a significant time for us as a society and we hope very much that you will be able to join us.
Full details, Booking Forms and a Call for Papers can be found here.
Subverting Laughter", looking at George MacDonald's short story "The Light Princess" is now live.The aim is to explore how MacDonald's theories of the imagination and of storytelling might transfer to a modern context, and the project will combine visual image and reflective blogging to encourage new appreciations of MacDonald's text.
We facilitate two online communities for those who share an interest in George MacDonald. They are open to everyone, whatever your level of knowledge or experience and we look forward to getting to know you there.
The Wingfold Email list is a lively community of people from various walks of life. You will find a warm welcome.
Our Facebook Group is more immediate and informal in style but no less friendly.
Ever Yours CD
Ever Yours is a CD-ROM of the complete works of George MacDonald in .rtf (Word compatible) and .pdf format. This CD contains his complete works, plus Louisa MacDonald´s stage adaptation of Pilgrim´s Progress II.
Dale Wayne Slusser's book, The Near Loss of Everything, tells the late nineteenth-century story of Ravenscroft High School's most famous headmaster, Ronald MacDonald. Ronald was the son of the famous British writer, George MacDonald, author of such books as The Princess and the Goblin and At the Back of the North Wind. Ravenscroft High School was an Episcopalian boarding school for boys located in Asheville, NC. Slusser combines the biographer's skill in detailing the joys and trials of his main subject, with the historian's skill of bringing an aspect of Asheville's past to life.
We are pleased to offer George MacDonald: Merging Myth and Method as a downloadable file.
The Journal for George MacDonald Studies, Northwind, called this article "an excellent introduction to MacDonald for the genuinely interested reader containing by far the best brief critical overview of MacDonald scholarship yet published."
North Wind Journal
The latest edition of the Society's Journal, North Wind, was mailed out to members of the Society at the end of May, If you are not a member, all the articles will also be available to you online later this summer. In the meantime you can access a complete Archive of previous issues, going back to its inception in 1982. (12th June 2013)
You can now join the George MacDonald Society online as well as by post. The annual subscription is £12.50 Sterling (equivalent to $20.00 USD) and includes a copy of the Society's academic journal North Wind when it is next published in 2014.
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