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A mountain is a strange and awful thing. In old times, without knowing so much of their strangeness and awfulness as we do, people were yet more afraid of mountains. But then somehow they had not come to see how beautiful they are as well as awful, and they hated them-and what people hate they must fear. Now that we have learned to look at them with admiration, perhaps we do not feel quite awe enough of them. To me they are beautiful terrors.
|Publisher:||Pbshop.Co.UK Ltd DBA Echo Library|
|Edition description:||Large Print|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 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 romantic vision of spiritual realities 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. MacDonald produced some of his best works during the last fifteen years of his life, including There and Back and Lilith. The Princess and Curdie was first published in 1883