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Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood

George MacDonald (1824-1905)

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1. 01 — Introductory
2. 02 — The Glimmer of Twilight
3. 03 — My Father
4. 04 — Kirsty
5. 05 — I Begin Life
6. 06 — No Father
7. 07 — Mrs Mitchell Is Defeated
8. 08 — A New Schoolmistress
9. 09 — We Learn Other Things
10. 10 — Sir Worm Wymble
11. 11 — The Kelpie
12. 12 — Another Kelpie
13. 13 — Wandering Willie
14. 14 — Elsie Duff
15. 15 — A New Companion
16. 16 — I Go Down Hill
17. 17 — The Trouble Grows
18. 18 — Light out of Darkness
19. 19 — Forgiveness
20. 20 — I Have a Fall and a Dream
21. 21 — The Bees’ Nest
22. 22 — Vain Intercession
23. 23 — Knight-Errantry
24. 24 — Failure
25. 25 — Turkey Plots
26. 26 — Old John Jamieson
27. 27 — Turkey’s Trick
28. 28 — I Scheme Too
29. 29 — A Double Exposure
30. 30 — Tribulation
31. 31 — A Winter’s Ride
32. 32 — The Peat-Stack
33. 33 — A Solitary Chapter
34. 34 — An Evening Visit
35. 35 — A Break In My Story
36. 36 — I Learn that I am not a Man

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Summary

George MacDonald is mainly known for his fantasy works and fairy tales such as At the Back of the North Wind and The Princess and the Goblin. However, during his life he was more famous for many more realistic novels. . . among them the somewhat autobiographical Ranald Bannerman’s Boyhood. This story of a young motherless boy growing up with his brothers in a Scottish manse is full of delightful characters. There is Kirsty, an enchanting Highland storyteller, Turkey, the intrepid cowherd, the evil Kelpie, and the lovely Elsie Duff. Throughout the twists and turns of his escapades and adventures Ranald learns from his father the important lessons of courage and integrity. When Ranald Bannerman’s Boyhood came out in 1871 the New York Independent praised it as “full of sweetness, full of boy-life and true goodness”. Perhaps, but it is also a good story, from the master of storytellers.