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Author Guide: George MacDonald

This is a guide to the works of George MacDonald. The books in each section are in chronological order.


Phantastes: A Fairie Romance for Men and Women (Our Review: ★★)
“Cross Purposes”
Adela Cathcart, containing “The Light Princess”, “The Shadows”, and other short stories
The Portent
Dealings with the Fairies , containing “The Golden Key”, “The Light Princess”, “The Shadows”, and other short stories
At the Back of the North Wind
The Princess and the Goblin (Our Review: ★★★★★)
The Wise Woman: A Parable (also published as “The Lost Princess: A Double Story”; or as “A Double Story”)
The Gifts of the Child Christ and Other Tales (republished as Stephen Archer and Other Tales)
The Day Boy and the Night Girl
The Princess and Curdie, a sequel to The Princess and the Goblin (Our Review: ★★★★★)
The Flight of the Shadow
Lilith: A Romance

Realistic fiction

David Elginbrod (updated as The Tutor’s First Love)
Alec Forbes of Howglen (updated as The Maiden’s Bequest)
Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood (Our Review: ★★★★★)
Guild Court: A London Story (updated as The Prodigal Apprentice)
Robert Falconer (updated as The Musician’s Quest) (Our Review: ★★★★★)
The Seaboard Parish, a sequel to Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood (Our Review: ★★★★★)
Ranald Bannerman’s Boyhood (updated as The Boyhood of Ranald Bannerman)
Wilfrid Cumbermede
The Vicar’s Daughter, a sequel to Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood and The Seaboard Parish
Gutta Percha Willie, the Working Genius (updated as The Genius of Willie MacMichael)
Malcolm (updated under the same title)
St. George and St. Michael
Thomas Wingfold, Curate (updated as The Curate’s Awakening) (Our Review: ★★★★★)
The Marquis of Lossie (updated as The Marquis’ Secret), the sequel of Malcolm
Paul Faber, Surgeon (updated as The Lady’s Confession), a sequel to Thomas Wingfold, Curate
Sir Gibbie (updated as The Baronet’s Song) (Our Review: ★★★★★)
Mary Marston (updated as A Daughter’s Devotion and The Shopkeeper’s Daughter)
Warlock o’ Glenwarlock (updated as Castle Warlock and The Laird’s Inheritance)
Weighed and Wanting (updated as The Gentlewoman’s Choice) (Our Review: ★★)
Donal Grant (updated as The Shepherd’s Castle), a sequel to Sir Gibbie
What’s Mine’s Mine (updated as The Highlander’s Last Song)
Home Again: A Tale (updated as The Poet’s Homecoming)
The Elect Lady (updated as The Landlady’s Master)
A Rough Shaking (updated as The Wanderings of Clare Skymer)
There and Back (updated as The Baron’s Apprenticeship), a sequel to Paul Faber, Surgeon (Our Review: ★★★★★)
Heather and Snow (Scotch; updated as The Peasant Girl’s Dream) (Our Review: ★★★)
Salted with Fire (updated as The Minister’s Restoration)
Far Above Rubies


Within and Without: A Dramatic Poem
Poems (1857)
“A Hidden Life” and Other Poems
“The Disciple” and Other Poems
Dramatic and Miscellaneous Poems
Diary of an Old Soul (Our Review: ★★★★)
The Threefold Cord: Poems by Three Friends (privately printed, with Greville Matheson and John Hill MacDonald)
Poems (1887)
The Poetical Works of George MacDonald (2 vol.)
Scotch Songs and Ballads
Rampolli: Growths from a Long-planted Root


England’s Antiphon
The Miracles of Our Lord (Our Review: ★★★★★)
The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke: A Study With the Test of the Folio of 1623
Unspoken Sermons (3 vol.) (Our Review: ★★★★★)
A Cabinet of Gems

The Hope of the Gospel (Our Review: ★★)
A Dish of Orts (expanded from Orts)
George MacDonald in the Pulpit
Getting to Know Jesus
Proving the Unseen
(edited sermons) (Our Review: ★★★★)


God’s Words to His Children (sermons & sermonic novel excerpts)
Works of Fancy and Imagination
(short stories & poetry)
Cheerful Words from the Writing of George MacDonald (compiled by E. E. Brown)
George MacDonald: An Anthology (compiled by C. S. Lewis)
Beautiful Thoughts from George MacDonald (compiled by Elizabeth Dougall)
Knowing the Heart of God (compiled by Michael Phillips)
Discovering the Character of God 
(compiled by Michael Phillips)