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George MacDonald

MacDONALD, George. b. Huntly, Aberdeenshire, 10 December 1824; d. Ashstead, Surrey, 18 September 1905. Educated at King’s College, Aberdeen (MA 1845), MacDonald moved to London where he was briefly a student at Highbury Theological College (1848- ). Although he did not complete the course, he was ordained at Arundel Congregational Church in 1950. He resigned in 1853, and moved to Manchester, where he became a writer, publishing a dramatic poem, Within and Without (1855), Poems (1857), Hymns and Sacred Songs (1858), and The Disciple, and Other Poems (1860). His prose work, Phantastes: a Faerie Romance for Men and Women, appeared in 1858. He lectured in English Literature at King’s College,...

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