The Obscure Classics Collection: At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
My newest Obscure Classics title, At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald.
Introducing my fifth George MacDonald book! His books are so hard to find in the wild that I very may well make exclusive editions for all of them. MacDonald was hugely influential to CS Lewis, but also had a significant impact on the fantasy genre as a whole. He also wrote theological works and romance novels – all deeply imbued with his love for his Creator.
His works inspired many great authors: G.K. Chesterton (“[MacDonald is] one of the three or four greatest men of the 19th century”), W.H. Auden (“[MacDonald is] one of the most remarkable writers of the 19th century”), Oswald Chambers (“how I love that man!”), and most notably C.S. Lewis. The Christian author Oswald Chambers wrote, “it is a striking indication of the trend and shallowness of the modern reading public that George MacDonald’s books have been so neglected.”
“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 sweetsequels.com.