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George MacDonald

(1824—1905) poet and novelist

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Arthur Hughes

Arthur Hughes  

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(b London, 27 Jan. 1832; d Kew, Surrey [now in Greater London], 22 Dec. 1915).English painter and illustrator. In the 1850s he was one of the most distinguished of the Pre-Raphaelite sympathizers, ...
C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis  

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(1898–1963)British author and scholar, many of whose works deal with religious and moral themes reflecting his Christian faith.Born in Belfast, Lewis was sent after his mother's early death to ...
Dinah Maria Craik

Dinah Maria Craik  

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(1826–87)Née Mulock, a prolific writer of novels, poems, children's books, fairy‐tales, essays, and short stories. Born in Hartshill, Staffordshire, she received some education at Brampton House ...
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fantasy  

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A general term for any kind of fictional work that is not primarily devoted to realistic representation of the known world. The category includes several literary genres (e.g. dream vision, fable, ...
Helen Stratton

Helen Stratton  

(fl. 1892–1925), British illustrator,worked primarily with children's stories and fairy tales. Although she lived in Kensington, London her work was strongly influenced by the Art Nouveau school of ...
Horace Elisha Scudder

Horace Elisha Scudder  

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(1838–1902),Boston editor and author, was associated with the publishing firm that became Houghton, Mifflin (1864–1902), and served as editor of the Atlantic Monthly (1890–98). In addition to novels ...
Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle  

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(1853–1911) American children's writer and illustratorThe Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire (1883) Children's FictionMen of Iron (1892) Children's FictionThe Merry ...
J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien  

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(1892–1973)British scholar and author, whose novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy became international best-sellers.Tolkien was educated at King Edward VI School, Birmingham, and ...
Jessie Willcox Smith

Jessie Willcox Smith  

(1853–1935), American illustrator. Jessie Smith was born in Philadelphia and was sent to Cincinnati to finish her studies and train to be a kindergarten teacher. Although she had shown no ...
Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll  

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(1832–98).Pseudonym of the Revd Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a mathematics don at Christ Church, Oxford. Best known for his Alice stories, which brim over with logical puzzles and absurdities and ...
MacDonald, George

MacDonald, George (1824–1905)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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He was born in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, where his family attended the Missionary Kirk, whose Calvinistic teaching MacDonald was later to

Mary Louisa Molesworth

Mary Louisa Molesworth  

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(1839–1921)née Stewart. Born in Rotterdam, Molesworth initially wrote for both adults and children as ‘Ennis Graham’. She is now remembered for juvenile fantasies such as The Cuckoo Clock (1877) ...
Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak  

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(1928–),Brooklyn-born illustrator and author, known for his playfully grotesque stories and drawings for children. His fantasies, comic but touched with eerie imagination, feature impish menacing ...
Novalis

Novalis  

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Pseudonym of the German Romantic poet and philosopher Friedrich von Hardenberg (1772–1801). In 1790 he entered the University of Jena, where he met Friedrich von Schiller and Friedrich Schlegel, ...
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storytelling  

I began thinking of experience as stories we tell about ourselves the day I overheard my four-year-old son talking to himself about his life as he played alone in his ...

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