The Portent, Cornhill Magazines, 1860, 2 Volumes, London, Smith Elder and Co., Hardback

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The Portent, Cornhill Magazines, 1860, 2 Volumes, London, Smith Elder and Co., Hardback

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The Portent, Cornhill Magazines, 1860, 2 Volumes, London, Smith Elder and Co., Hardback
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First appearance, in serialization magazine format ~ George MacDonald's first foray into the "Spooky Novel", a Scots story, really unlike any other of his literary creations! A unique history herein includes his first attempt at story revision, based upon his publisher's request! The magazine's original story line as seen here was then re-written into novel form with a happier ending, as his editor desired! MacDonald agreed to change the plot to adapt to the 'times' for his reading audience. Hence, the story within these magazine pages will not be found beyond them! Extremely rare to find and obtain, and all the more desirable with the above in mind! Additionally, the sheer size and inclusion of Victorian Treasures in these two volumes is, in itself,  a thrilling treat! The true MacDonald collector will require this acquisition for collection completion!

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