George MacDonald occupied a major position in the intellectual life of his
Victorian contemporaries. This volume brings together all eleven of his
shorter fairy stories as well as his essay The Fantastic Imagination. The
subjects are those of traditional fantasy: good and wicked fairies,
children embarking on elaborate quests, and journeys into unsettling
dreamworlds. Within this familiar imaginative landscape, his children's
stories were profoundly experimental, questioning the association of
childhood with purity and innocence, and the need to separate fairy tale
wonder from adult scepticism and disbelief.

George MacDonald—The Complete Fairy Tales

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