George MacDonald (1824 - 1905), aScottish author andclergyman, was born at Huntly, Aberdeenshire, to a prosperous and religious family. He wrote juvenile fiction that was remarkable for its tender spirituality. MacDonaldstudied moral philosophy and sciences atAberdeen University and attended Independent College, Highbury for training as a Congregational Minister. He wrote over fifty volumes offiction, stories, sermons, and poetry. Within and Without (1855) and Phantastes (1858) are his most famous works.
Scottish novelist and poet, especially popular for his children's literature. Macdonald is acclaimed for his innovative fairy tales in which he expertly weaves together his imagination with Christian symbolism.