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At the Back of the North Wind (Everyman's Library Children's Classics) - George MacDonald
At the Back of the North Wind (Everyman's Library Children's Classics)
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A Victorian fairy tale that has enchanted readers for more than a hundred years: the magical story of Diamond, the son of a poor coachman, who is swept away by the North Wind–a radiant, maternal spirit with long, flowing hair–and whose life is transformed by a brief glimpse of the beautiful... show more
A Victorian fairy tale that has enchanted readers for more than a hundred years: the magical story of Diamond, the son of a poor coachman, who is swept away by the North Wind–a radiant, maternal spirit with long, flowing hair–and whose life is transformed by a brief glimpse of the beautiful country “at the back of the north wind.” It combines a Dickensian regard for the working class of mid-19th-century England with the invention of an ethereal landscape, and is published here alongside Arthur Hughes’s handsome illustrations from the original 1871 edition.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375413353 (0375413359)
ASIN: 0375413359
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
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3.0 At the Back of the North Wind
bookshelves: published-1871, fantasy, kiddlewinks, winter-20102011, victorian, play-dramatisation Read from December 22 to 23, 2010 Stars Juliet Stevenson, Joss Ackland and Tom Fleming. A Victorian fairy tale that has enchanted readers for more than a hundred years: the magical story of Diam...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
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Stars Juliet Stevenson, Joss Ackland and Tom Fleming.
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it
3.0 At the Back of the North Wind
a little boy gets to know the North Wind, which is basically an angel of death for children. Sees the world, has adventures with his family, and then goes to the Back of the North Wind at the end of the book, which means he died.Can't say I really understood this very well. Filled with poems, songs,...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it
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I was bored and thoroughly confused the whole way through this book. I also read it when I was somewhere along the lines of a 9 year old, which may or way not have had something to do with it.
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