George Macdonald

 George  Macdonald

George MacDonald (1824-1905), a Scottish children's author and writer, attended Aberdeen University before studying to become a Congregational preacher. He gradually turned to literature after finding his own individualistic beliefs unpalatable to his congregation. He authored almost fifty volumes of fiction, lyric, children's stories, and sermons, but his fairy tales, such as The Princess and the Goblin (1872) and its sequel The Princess and Curdie (1873), are his most well-known works.