The Day Boy and the Night Girl

The Day Boy and the Night Girl

by George MacDonald


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George MacDonald, Scottish author of Phantastes, here relates the romance of the unusual lovers Photogen and Nycteris, in a land drenched in magic. A fairy tale novel written in 1882 - a version of this story appeared in Harper's Young People as a series beginning on December 2, 1879 and completing on January 6, 1880.

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ISBN-13: 9781606640425
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Publication date: 05/28/2008
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,064,764
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

George MacDonald (1824 -1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. C. S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read. A few hours later," said Lewis, "I knew that I had crossed a great frontier." G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence".

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