Caoimheall (likenaphtali) wrote in georgemacdonald,
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Does anybody know where I could get some of George MacDonald's works in the orginal Scottish gaelic? I am specifically interested in Alec Forbes of Howglen. I read the children's version "Alec Forbes and His Friend Annie" when I was very young. I have read it more than a dozen times since as it is my favorite. I am working on a Masters in English, and for my thesis paper, I would like to get my hands on MacDonald's works in their original language.

Also, as a side note. I went to a debate last weekend between Thomas Granger (author of the Key to Harry Potter) and Richard Abanus (author of Harry Potter and the Bible). They brought up the two obvious influential Christian authors in children's fantasy, Tolkien and Lewis. Can anyone explain to me why MacDonald, who was the forerunner of these men in Christian fantasy, is so often overlooked and not mentioned? A vast majority of people don't know who he is, lost in the shadows of Mordor and Narnia. Is there something I am missing? Why his exclusion, when it's so obvious he is a genius in his writing?

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. ~George MacDonald~
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