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Adela Cathcart, Volume 1   By: (1824-1905)

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Adela Cathcart, Volume 1 is a beautifully written collection of short stories by George MacDonald that explores themes of faith, love, and redemption. Each story is rich with vivid imagery and thought-provoking insights, drawing the reader into a world filled with both magic and mystery.

MacDonald's lyrical prose and deep understanding of human nature shine through in each tale, captivating readers with its timeless wisdom and profound symbolism. Adela, the central character, is a complex and compelling figure who grapples with her own personal struggles while navigating a world filled with wonder and enchantment.

The stories in this volume are both heartwarming and thought-provoking, challenging readers to examine their own beliefs and values while immersing themselves in a world of fantasy and imagination. MacDonald's storytelling is masterful, weaving together elements of fantasy, romance, and philosophy to create a truly unforgettable reading experience.

Overall, Adela Cathcart, Volume 1 is a must-read for fans of classic literature and fairy tales, offering a fresh perspective on timeless themes and inspiring readers to see the world in a new light. George MacDonald's masterful storytelling and profound insights make this collection a true gem of literature, deserving of a place on any bookshelf.

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ADELA CATHCART

Volume I.

BY

GEORGE MACDONALD M.A.

Me list not of the chaf ne of the stre Maken so long a tale as of the corn.

CHAUCER. Man of Lawes Tale .

ADELA CATHCART

Originally published in 1864

With appreciation to Mrs. Morag Black for the master copies of Volumes II and III, to the Bodleian Library for the photo copies of Volume I, and to Miss Tracy Samuel for type copying Volumes I, II, and III for this Edition.

To John Rutherfurd Russell M.D.

This book is affectionately dedicated by the author.

Contents of the First Volume

Chapter

I CHRISTMAS EVE II CHURCH III THE CHRISTMAS DINNER IV THE NEW DOCTOR V THE LIGHT PRINCESS VI THE BELL VII THE SCHOOLMASTER'S STORY

ADELA CATHCART.

Chapter I.

Christmas Eve.

It was the afternoon of Christmas Eve, sinking towards the night. All day long the wintry light had been diluted with fog, and now the vanguard of the darkness coming to aid the mist, the dying day was well nigh smothered between them. When I looked through the window, it was into a vague and dim solidification of space, a mysterious region in which awful things might be going on, and out of which anything might come; but out of which nothing came in the meantime, except small sparkles of snow, or rather ice, which as we swept rapidly onwards, and the darkness deepened, struck faster and faster against the weather windows... Continue reading book >>


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