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Mary Marston

George MacDonald

Book Overview: 

Written at the height of George MacDonald's literary career, the story centers around the life of a simple merchant's daughter. Mary Marston's unswerving commitment to love, God, and others is contrasted with a backdrop of an array of characters and a complex and sometimes mysterious plot. It is a story of a woman who loves a man, and teaches him to change. Not out of his love for her, but simply because it was the right thing to do. MacDonald allows the characters a range from delightful to devious. As such, they were intended to serve as models. His message is that all eventually must stand before God. (Summary text from Wikipedia)

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .But, just therefore, he did not stand high with his sect any more than with his customers, though—a fact which Marston himself never suspected—the influence of his position had made them choose him for a deacon. One evening George had had leave to go home early, because of a party at the villa, as the Turnbulls always called their house; and, the boy having also for some cause got leave of absence, Mr. Marston was left to shut the shop himself, Mary, who was in some respects the stronger of the two, assisting him. When he had put up the last shutter, he dropped his arms with a weary sigh. Mary, who had been fastening the bolts inside, met him in the doorway.

"You look worn out, father," she said. "Come and lie down, and I will read to you."

"I will, my dear," he answered. "I don't feel quite myself to-night. The seasons tell upon me now. I suppose the stuff of my tabernacle is wearing thin."

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Community Reviews

The prose was so flowery I debated whether to continue. But I did, and the story just meanders around its' perfectly flawless protagonist. She absolutely cannot make a wrong choice or have a wrong thought. Believers who do, however, are termed "heathen Christians."
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That's what I call a quality lecture. It is way more than a novel. It's even more than arid theology. It is applied theology. Powerful, complexly built characters, that don't fail to show MacDondald's fine sense of observing the human traits. Wise judgement, impressively deep way of understanding li

A powerful book, full of both disturbing insights and hope, beautifully bringing out the truth, full of passages of pure solid wisdom, that makes one long to be more devoted to the Father and courageous to obey the Son to whatever end. Loved every page of it! Far one of the best books I've ever read

Hard to follow all the characters at times and overall plot, good themes throughout.

Thoroughly enjoyed this. Review to come!

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