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St George and St Michael

George MacDonald

Publisher: RosettaBooks

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A story of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of the English Civil War—the only historical novel from the renowned Scottish author.    This unique novel in the MacDonald collection, his only true historical novel, is set during the mid-17th century English Civil War. MacDonald’s use of the idiom and stylistic old-English of the post-Shakespearean era make this a slow read in the original. It is greatly enhanced in this new and updated edition by Michael Phillips. St. George and St. Michael is an enchanting love story that offers a unique and balanced perspective on a tumultuous and conflicting era in British history. As Phillips writes in the introduction, “MacDonald portrays a growing spirit of love on all sides. Perhaps this is the key to understanding MacDonald’s perspective of the conflict. He refused to take a ‘side’ at all, focusing instead on the people not the politics.”

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