It's no longer possible to purchase a complete set of MacDonald's books from Johannesen or Sunrise, so we're inviting the community of readers to participate in planning for a future complete set. Here's the Straw Man we're starting out with: we encourage you to comment as we work toward a common vision for the Next Edition:
- Since demand for hardcover editions is limited, create high-quality paperback editions
- Base all books off the original published editions, unless compelling evidence exists that MacDonald both made the revision and believed it to be superior to his original.
- Include substantive introductions
- Include appendices that provide examples of variant material and discussions of the differences between editions
- Include illustrations from original editions
This is a long-term (perhaps 10+ year) project, but every journey begins with a first step. Our thought is that the creation of high-quality paperbacks is the best chance to make this project economically possible and to continue to broaden the audience for George MacDonald's books.
We welcome--indeed, we need--your comments, and welcome any and all who would like to play an active role in this project.