George Macdonald


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Macdonald, George

 

Born Dec. 10, 1824, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire; died Sept. 18, 1905, in Ashtead, Surrey, England. Scottish writer.

A former clergyman, Macdonald turned to literature in the mid-1850’s. He wrote many novels drawn from Scottish life that are full of gentle humor and soft colors (David Elginbrod, 1863; Alec Forbes, 1865), in which he celebrates daily life in the villages and peasant labor. In his poems, written in a Scottish dialect, philosophical and religious motifs predominate. Macdonald popularized the works of R. Burns.

WORKS

The Lost Princess: A Double Story. London-New York, 1965.

REFERENCES

Parker, W. M. Modern Scottish Writers. Freeport (New York), 1968.
Wittig, K. The Scottish Tradition in Literature. Edinburgh-London, 1958.
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