At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald – Classic Fantasy



At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald – Hardcover and Paperback options available.

This is the complete and unabridged text of George MacDonald’s novel, At the Back of the North Wind. This beautiful edition features original cover art by Haleigh DeRocher and is sold exclusively in this shop.

The Classic Fantasy Collection was born out of my quest to discover the books that inspired and influenced modern fantasy greats like JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis. What I have found has been absolutely delightful – classic fantasy is unmatched.

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At the Back of the North Wind was first published as part of a periodical in a children’s magazine in 1868. Three years later, it was published in book form and enjoyed significant success. At the Back of the Wind is one of MacDonald’s most enduring works, having remained in print the longest. 

“Only he knew that to be left alone is not always to be forsaken.”
Late one night, a young boy named Diamond encounters a mysterious lady known as North Wind. She offers him a magical ride into the night, and he accepts. The adventures that ensue are unforgettable.
Imbued with Christian philosophy and poignant social commentary, At the Back of the North Wind has captured readers since it was published in 1871. This title is now available with beautiful cover art by Haleigh DeRocher, found exclusively at

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