The Flight of the Shadow (2020)

The Flight of the Shadow George MacDonald The Flight of the Shadow Though it gives the appearance of starting out as a realistic novel in the tradition of his many others The Flight of the Shadow soon becomes dark and ominous Michael Phillips In The Flight of the Sh
  • Title: The Flight of the Shadow
  • Author: George MacDonald
  • ISBN: 9781881084266
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Hardcover
The Flight of the Shadow George MacDonald Though it gives the appearance of starting out as a realistic novel in the tradition of his many others, The Flight of the Shadow soon becomes dark and ominous Michael Phillips In The Flight of the Shadow Dr MacDonald is bound even less than usual by the commonplace of conventional life, and in it are to be found some of the most strikingly imaginative an Though it gives the appearance of starting out as a realistic novel in the tradition of his many others, The Flight of the Shadow soon becomes dark and ominous Michael Phillips In The Flight of the Shadow Dr MacDonald is bound even less than usual by the commonplace of conventional life, and in it are to be found some of the most strikingly imaginative and mystical of his nature pictures, and symbolisms, as where he describes the horizon looking like a void between a cataclysm and the moving afresh of the Spirit of God upon the face of the waters Later the sight of a rider on a white horse, dimly seen in a storm, awakes the thought of Death returning home on the eve of the great dawn, worn with his age long work, pleased that it was over, and no need of him It is with a kind of chastened pity that the flower like heroine of this book speaks of those who are afraid of loneliness, and hate God s lovely dark These are the same souls who shrink from the idea of death yet, says Dr MacDonald, no one can be living a true life to whom dying is a terror from What s Mine s Mine Katherine Weller, A Modern Mystic George MacDonald
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  1. David Gregg

    This is an easy read, full of the attendant feeling of possibility It has about it the atmosphere even of fantasy, all the while keeping under it a solid realism It isn t a tale of domestic drama, like one would find elsewhere though its domestic beginnings might lead one to expect so much but rather has a sense of coiled danger about it, which springs in due time into mildly violent action But it wouldn t be like MacDonald to finally resolve the danger by means of the violence This is a story [...]

  2. Othy

    I ve only read MacDonald s Phantastes and some of his fairy tales before, and so The Flight of the Shadow was an odd book for me Once I got over my expectations I noted that it was what one might expect from a man writing in this period a gothic tale on the moors but I would argue that MacDonald seems much at home in fantasy than even gothic or the realistic Victorian tone and plot that the book, at times, became The main interest of the book for me, then, came from the bits of MacDonald that [...]

  3. Gretchen

    The Flight of the Shadow is an apt title for the culminating event that the words symbolize Truly, though, the shadow flew before the end, when brothers are reunited in love and forgiveness, each admitting his wrong in the events leading to the Death that had separated them The shadow, then, was put to flight through unity and goodness.Orbie is an extremely strong female character, devoted to her lover, John, but devoted to the good and right that her uncle had taught her Her wisdom allowed the [...]

  4. Kimberly Barlow Cook

    I started reading from the collection of works by George MacDonald because I understood he was an inspiration to one of my favorite authors, C.S Lewis I randomly picked this short novel and was not disappointed While some may not enjoy the provincial, old fashioned style of writing, I found it quite charming, like watching a Sherlock Holmes movie of the Basil Rathbone era I pictured the story unfolding in black and white drama and enjoyed wondering what mystery surrounded the uncle The allegory [...]

  5. Ben

    This book is of great depth, and teaches one much I would that it were common and well known, along with other books of MacDonald s I hate spoilers, so I will not write them I will leave you to find out the story You can read the book for free, either online, on your computer, tablet, or phone from gutenberg , along with over 25,000 other free books You can access the individual book at gutenberg ebooks 8902 I look forward to seeing what other people think of this book, and seeing it commonly [...]

  6. Jonathan

    The mystery and supernatural elements are just enough to give some tension to the story and allow the reader to experience a wonderful example of fatherhood through the relationship between a niece and her uncle MacDonald is graced with a profound love of God and MacDonald sbelief in universal redemption are spelled out in many treasure blue quotes throughout the pages.

  7. Sluggo

    It is very, very rare that I start a book and not finish it, regardless of how I like it Just gotta git r done, I guess But after a third of the way through this, I felt like I was having a tooth pulled Disjointed, sprinkled with little bits of preaching, dull, non fleshed out characters Just aweful.

  8. Ashley Person

    This is the first George MacDonald book I ve read It s an okay example of Victorian melodrama I thought it might be a fantasy novel, given his works, but it s a pretty normal book and I honestly lost interest halfway through The ending wasn t good enough to justify the middle Bottom line, read if you re interested in the genre skip if you re not.

  9. Jaina

    A great book, and a classic Read this because I enjoyed his adult books, and it s a great story for any little girl or not so little girl with magic and love and all the things great fairy tales are made of.

  10. Debbi

    This is one of my favorite G MacDonald novels Beautiful parable of the love of a father for his child.

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