The six fantasy volumes of the series are published in their original form. The 31 realistic novels have been updated to more contemporary usage, though being more faithful to MacDonald’s style than was possible with the Bethany editions. All those former titles have been expanded and completely re-done and will now be published with their original titles.
Once released, it will be a complete series of ALL George MacDonald’s fiction works. Note that many of the titles of The Cullen Collection will be released in stages beginning the final months of 2018 and 2019 and will be shipped in stages.
Forerunner of the Inklings – Scottish minister, poet, novelist, and imaginative seer – MacDonald was one of the most beloved Victorian authors throughout of the 19th century. He wrote some 50 volumes of novels, poetry, short stories, fantasy, sermons, and essays. His influential body of work placed him alongside his era’s great men of letters and his following was vast. Two decades after his death, his books were pivotal in leading C.S. Lewis to Christianity.
Michael Phillips is widely known as George MacDonald’s redactor, publisher, and biographer, whose vision and editorial expertise – building upon the forerunning work of C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Yates, and Rolland Hein – helped bring MacDonald back from obscurity in the 1980s when his realistic novels had been nearly forgotten. Author and editor of over 100 books, Phillips’ efforts helped ignite the MacDonald renaissance of recent years. As one of those responsible for the widespread renewal of MacDonald’s influence, Phillips is recognized as among the world’s foremost purveyors of MacDonald’s message, with particular insight into the Scotsman’s heart and spiritual vision.