Young Adult Hardcover Book, At The Back Of The North Wind, George MacDonald, Fiction, Illustrated, Fantasy, Victorian
A wonderful children's hardcover book called At The Back Of The North Wind by George MacDonald. This is a 1956 Book Club Edition. Illustrated by Colleen Browning.
This Victorian fairy tale has enchanted readers for more than a hundred years, and combines a Dickensian regard for the working class of mid-19th-century England with the invention of an ethereal landscape. Diamond, son of a poor coachman, is swept away by the North Wind -- a radiant, maternal spirit with long, flowing hair. His life is transformed by a brief glimpse of the beautiful country -- at the back of the north wind.
George MacDonald (1824 – 1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of modern fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. In addition to his fairy tales, MacDonald wrote several works of Christian theology, including several collections of sermons.
8½ inches in length
5¾ inches in width
Published by Random House -- 1954 First Printing
This book is in Fine condition. Binding is tight and the pages are clean with no rips or tears. The dust cover is in good condition with some rubbing at the top and bottom.
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