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 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."
Christine Chettle and Christie Williams' digital storytelling project, "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.
We are aware of a growing interest in George MacDonald particularly among students at colleges in North America and Europe. To facilitate this we have created a number of online forums which we hope over time will develop into a hub bringing people together around their research interests.
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Ever Yours CD
Ever Yours is a CD-ROM of the complete works of George MacDonald.
The Near Loss of Everything
Dale Wayne Slusser's book tells the story of Ronald MacDonald, George MacDonald's son. Ravenscroft High School was an Episcopalian boarding school for boys located in Asheville, NC.
North Wind Journal
The latest edition of the Society's Journal, North Wind, is back from the printers and will be mailed out to members of the Society this week. If you are not a member, 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. (7th May 2013)
You can now join the George MacDonald Society online as well as by post. The annual subscription is $15 (equivalent to £10) and includes a copy of the Society's academic journal North Wind when it is next published in 2014.
Tony Campolo has a 25 minute podcast in which he discusses George MacDonald's ideas and legacy. You can listen to it here on iTunes
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