At the Back of the North Wind
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At the Back of the North Wind

By George MacDonald
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George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. Though no longer a household name, his works (particularly his fairy tales and fantasy novels) have inspired deep admiration in such notables as W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Madeleine L'Engle. C. S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master." Even Mark Twain, who initially despised MacDonald, became friends with him. MacDonald grew up influenced by his Congregational Church, with an atmosphere of Calvinism. But MacDonald never felt comfortable with some aspects of Calvinist doctrine. Later novels, such as Robert Falconer (1868) and Lilith (1895), show a distaste for the Calvinist idea that God's electing love is limited to some and denied to others. Especially in his Unspoken Sermons (1867-89) he shows a highly developed theology. His best-known works are Phantastes (1858), At the Back of the North Wind (1871) and The Princess and the Goblin (1872), all fantasy novels, and fairy tales such as - The Light Princess (1867), The Golden Key (1867), and The Wise Woman (1875). At the Back of the North Wind is a children's book by George MacDonald, published in 1871. It is a fantasy centered around a boy named Diamond and his adventures with the North Wind. Diamond travels together with the mysterious Lady North Wind through the nights.

Table of Contents
  • AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND
  • Author of "Dealings with Fairies," "Ranald Bannerman," etc., etc.
  • CHAPTER I. THE HAY-LOFT
  • CHAPTER II. THE LAWN
  • CHAPTER III. OLD DIAMOND
  • CHAPTER IV. NORTH WIND
  • CHAPTER V. THE SUMMER-HOUSE
  • CHAPTER VI. OUT IN THE STORM
  • CHAPTER VII. THE CATHEDRAL
  • CHAPTER VIII. THE EAST WINDOW
  • CHAPTER IX. HOW DIAMOND GOT TO THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND
  • CHAPTER X. AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND
  • CHAPTER XI. HOW DIAMOND GOT HOME AGAIN
  • CHAPTER XII. WHO MET DIAMOND AT SANDWICH
  • CHAPTER XIII. THE SEASIDE
  • CHAPTER XIV. OLD DIAMOND
  • CHAPTER XV. THE MEWS
  • CHAPTER XVI. DIAMOND MAKES A BEGINNING
  • CHAPTER XVII. DIAMOND GOES ON
  • CHAPTER XVIII. THE DRUNKEN CABMAN
  • CHAPTER XIX. DIAMOND'S FRIENDS
  • CHAPTER XX. DIAMOND LEARNS TO READ
  • CHAPTER XXI. SAL'S NANNY
  • CHAPTER XXII. MR. RAYMOND'S RIDDLE
  • CHAPTER XXIII. THE EARLY BIRD
  • CHAPTER XXIV. ANOTHER EARLY BIRD
  • CHAPTER XXV. DIAMOND'S DREAM
  • CHAPTER XXVI. DIAMOND TAKES A FARE THE WRONG WAY RIGHT
  • CHAPTER XXVII. THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
  • CHAPTER XXVIII. LITTLE DAYLIGHT
  • CHAPTER XXIX. RUBY
  • CHAPTER XXX. NANNY'S DREAM
  • CHAPTER XXXI. THE NORTH WIND DOTH BLOW
  • CHAPTER XXXII. DIAMOND AND RUBY
  • CHAPTER XXXIII. THE PROSPECT BRIGHTENS
  • CHAPTER XXXIV. IN THE COUNTRY
  • CHAPTER XXXV. I MAKE DIAMOND'S ACQUAINTANCE
  • CHAPTER XXXVI. DIAMOND QUESTIONS NORTH WIND
  • CHAPTER XXXVII. ONCE MORE
  • CHAPTER XXXVIII. AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND
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