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The Marquis of Lossie

George MacDonald

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .me wash by him in unheeded flow until his cell changed to his tomb, and his spirit soared free. But to spend your time in giving little lessons when you have great ones to give; in teaching the multiplication table the morning after you made at midnight a grand discovery upon the very summits of the moonlit mountain range of the mathematics; in enforcing the old law, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself when you know in your own heart that not a soul can ever learn to keep it without first learning to fulfil an infinitely greater one -- to love his neighbour even as Christ hath loved him -- then indeed one may well grow disheartened, and feel as if he were not in the place prepared for, and at the work required of him. But it is just then that he must go back to school himself and learn not only the patience of God who keeps the whole dull obstinate world alive, while generation after generation is born and vanishes, and of the mighty multitude only one here and ther. . . Read More

Community Reviews

If only the current "Christian romance" genre would go back to the shadows where it belongs, and leave some shelf space for this kind of book--more "Christian" and "romantic" in any of the good senses of those words than all the Oke, Livingstone and Fisher to be had.

The more I read him, the more co

The man who wrote this book is a true master storyteller!

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The only edition to provide the full, unabridged text alongside a complete English translation. The story is brilliant, as is Carrie Stout's artwork, and there's an intro by C S Lewis' stepson Douglas Gresham.

Without fear of exaggeration, this is the most convicting novel I have ever read.
The plot - while page turning - is not really the point. Set in the mid 19th century and taking place in London and Scotland, this sequel to Malcolm is a relatively straightforward tale of love triangles, unsuitable su

This one was a bit tough to follow; I struggled to finish it.

Read most of this on my 9 hour flight from London. Very enjoyable, spiritually encouraging, and even convicting.

MacDonald is perhaps my favorite author. He is best known for his fantasy and poetry, but neither genre is my favorite in general. I like his novels, even though it's obvious he wrote them in a bit of a hurry--I guess authors didn't make much money back then. There are plot holes, and his romances a

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