Awesome book: a collection of the letters of George MacDonald, from the age of 12 to his death. A first-hand look into the life of George MacDonald. And as are all MacDonald's works, even so are his personal communications full of his hope and wisdom. I found more excellent quotes among his letters than can be found in some of his novels. If you enjoy George MacDonald and have even a slight interest in his life or 19th-century history, you will want to read this.
This is a collection that would serve better as a supplement to a good biography. Because I (somehow) have yet to read a biography of George MacDonald, I found myself continually going, "Wait! What about this?" or "What happened with that?" Besides which, the book refers to Greville MacDonald's biography of his parents so many times, I found myself wishing I were just reading that, instead.It is, nonetheless, a solid work, and quite worth the while for MacDonald devotees. One can never get too m [...]