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
We are pleased to offer George MacDonald: Merging Myth and Method as a downloadable file. The Society's Journal, Northwind, described this article as "an excellent introduction to MacDonald for the genuinely interested reader containing by far the best brief critical overview of MacDonald scholarship yet published.". If you are new to Geoege MacDonald this is a good place to start.
Informing the Inklings: George MacDonald and the Victorian Roots of of Modern Fantasy.
The Conference at Magdalen College, Oxford in August was a great success and it was a real pleasure to meet so many MacDonald scholars and enthusiasts from around the world (the farthest travelled were from Australia, Alaska, Japan and China!). A few photos, giving a taster, can be found here. There was a general feeling that this is something everyone would like to repeat bi-annually in different locations. The next step is to consider publication. Watch this space!
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.
The Wingfold Email list is a lively community of people from various walks of life. You will find a warm welcome there.
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.
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.
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 2015.
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