Christ died to save us, not from suffering, but from ourselves; not from injustice, far less from justice, but from being unjust. He died that we might live—but live as He lives, by dying as He died who died to Himself.
— George MacDonald
God is not bound to punish sin; he is bound to destroy it.
— George MacDonald

The Works Online Bookstore: featuring the Scots-English editions, Consuming Fire, and much, much more (just a few of which are shown below)!



Everything MacDonald is intended as the ultimate research resource, listing and whenever possible providing links to books, articles, videos, stage productions, etc. relating to works by, about, or inspired by George MacDonald. Links to audio versions are in the works; to bring anything we've missed to our attention, please email Below is an example from the interactive PDF titled Novels:

Alec Forbes of Howglen
Originally published in 1865 by Hurst & Blackett, London
Scottish Brogue
From WisePath Books
From Johannesen Printing & Publishing
From Amazon

Edited versions from Michael Phillips:
The Maiden’s Bequest
Alec Forbes and His Friend Annie, Young Reader’s Edition

Essays and Articles:
When Bad Girls Go Good: Stereotype Reversals in George MacDonald’s Alec Forbes of Howlgen” by Ginger Stelle

“1865 Review” Wingfold: Spring 2006
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