Sir Gibbie

Sir Gibbie

George MacDonald / Dec 13, 2019

Sir Gibbie Follow Sir Gibbie on his adventures through the moors of Scotland s Highlands than a century ago Having no mother and an alcoholic father Gibbie must survive on the streets as a child unable to read

  • Title: Sir Gibbie
  • Author: George MacDonald
  • ISBN: 9781406923391
  • Page: 170
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  • Follow Sir Gibbie on his adventures through the moors of Scotland s Highlands than a century ago Having no mother and an alcoholic father, Gibbie must survive on the streets as a child unable to read or speak See how this boy wins the hearts of his neighbors and offers what little he has to help others Sir Gibbie teaches adults and children alike about the abilityFollow Sir Gibbie on his adventures through the moors of Scotland s Highlands than a century ago Having no mother and an alcoholic father, Gibbie must survive on the streets as a child unable to read or speak See how this boy wins the hearts of his neighbors and offers what little he has to help others Sir Gibbie teaches adults and children alike about the ability to sacrifice self, and to strive for a world honest and pure than our own.

    History Elliot Clan Society Our present Chief is Sir Arthur s daughter, Margaret Eliott of Redheugh, the th Elliot Clan Chief The primary purposes of this Society, which is headquartered in Redheugh, are to preserve the history and traditions of the Clan, and to promote a spirit of kinship among its members. The Baronet s Song George MacDonald Edited By Michael The Baronet s Song George MacDonald Edited By Michael Phillips on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Guideposts Hardcover edition Browse By Author M Project Gutenberg free ebooks online Did you know that you can help us produce ebooks by proof reading just one page a day Go to Distributed Proofreaders George MacDonald George MacDonald December September was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll.His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors, including W H Auden, J M Barrie, Lord Dunsany, Hope Mirrlees, Robert E Howard, L Frank The Poet and the Pauper Seasons of the Heart, George The Poet and the Pauper Seasons of the Heart, George MacDonald, Michael R Phillips on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Tells the story of Wee Sir Gibbie of the Highlands, a seemingly destitute orphan whose life communicates truth and goodness despite his inability to speak Border Clan Scott History and Genealogy JAMES This web page provides genealogy information for generations nine centuries of Border Clan Scott, whose members include poet and novelist Sir Walter Scott Generation . Phantastes Phantastes A Faerie Romance for Men and Women is a fantasy novel by Scottish writer George MacDonald, first published in London in It was later reprinted in paperback by Ballantine Books as the fourteenth volume of the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in April . The story centres on the character Anodos pathless, or ascent in Greek and takes its inspiration from German Cartier Cartier L The World s Most Haunting Songs Melodies The World s Most HauntingMelodies MP Collectio n We have recorded MP samples of of the abovemelodies You can download the collection in the form of a zip file George MacDonald Biography and Works Search Texts, Read George Macdonald was born at Huntly, in the western part of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on December, , the son of George Macdonald, farmer, and Helen MacKay.

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        George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister.Known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels, George MacDonald inspired many authors, such as G.K Chesterton, W H Auden, J.R.R Tolkien, C S Lewis, and Madeleine L Engle Lewis that wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his master Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train station bookstall, I began to read A few hours later, said Lewis, I knew that I had crossed a great frontier G K Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had made a difference to my whole existence Elizabeth Yates wrote of Sir Gibbie, It moved me the way books did when, as a child, the great gates of literature began to open and first encounters with noble thoughts and utterances were unspeakably thrilling Even Mark Twain, who initially disliked MacDonald, became friends with him, and there is some evidence that Twain was influenced by MacDonald.For information, please see enpedia wiki George_M


    1. MacDonald is my favorite author, and he rarely disappoints. I can be a very critical personality, but MacDonald is the one author I have grown to trust almost implicitly. I always learn from him, and he always refreshes my vision and power to see beauty in the world. He makes me feel like he can actually makes sense of the cosmos, and does a better job than I’ve EVER witnessed of integrating the sorrow and pain of life into a worldview in which life would be less without the presence of suffer [...]

    2. This book is one of my absolute favorites. Although, I'm ashamed to admit that I found a free version of it online - I'm looking for an antique copy to put on my bookshelf.The story, simply put, is beautiful. We follow the struggles and lessons of a joyously innocent mute boy through childhood into adulthood and meet the most colorful characters in between - some loathsome and some heartwarmingly precious. I read this over Christmas break during my freshman year in college, and the timing couldn [...]

    3. What can I say? There are bestsellers, and there are good books. This is a good book. And that is one of the greatest understatements I shall ever be guilty of, but I am afraid to praise too much, lest my inadequate praise should bring the book down in anyone's eyes.If you CAN read MacDonald--if you love truth and beauty enough to hold to them tightly however difficult the going seems at first--if you can can make time for life instead of just living--if you can, do.And if you want a better revi [...]

    4. I read this book over and over. George MacDonald is one of my favorite writers. The one thing that prevented his writing from being widely distributed is that he wrote in Scottish brogue, so it's incredibly difficult to get through. This edition (given a different title than his origninal title, Sir Gibbie, a 1927 edition on my bookshelf, has been marketed to the young adult audience, but my husband and I both agree it is the best story we have ever read. We read it aloud together four years ago [...]

    5. George MacDonald did it again: he shows that the ways of God are not our ways, that our reasons are not necessarily God's reasons.The book shows a complex cast of characters from all the social levels: from the laird to the homeless, going through a couple of priests, one of them prone to yield to worldly considerations, although he's good enough, or clever enough, not to fall into wickedness; the other merely pompous and self-righteous.But the aim of the story (if such a concept has a meaning) [...]

    6. I don't consider sitting down and writing a review of a book that was finished less than half an hour ago the wisest of moves. Almost any work deserves more reflection than that teensy period of time allows, and "Sir Gibbie" certainly does. Here I am, though. The works of George MacDonald (whether fiction or non) tend to inject life and light directly into my soul whenever I read them. They provide, in my eyes, the most glorious expositions of truth and beauty. In "Sir Gibbie" I found almost mor [...]

    7. It’s for good reason that both C.S. Lewis and JRR Tolkien count George MacDonald as a mentor. Mr. MacDonald is a master storyteller and in this book has recounted the life of wee Sir Gibbie, an orphan who cannot speak and with no advantages (as the world counts them). Gibbie flees the city and is taken in by a simple country family where he finds love, friendship, and God. Gibbie’s simple faith in God’s Word ignites his love for people and his sacrifice to help all those in need. It’s an [...]

    8. Compelling. Convicting. Chock full of near-impenetrable Scots dialect! I would not want anyone to abridge this book - having read both the full and abridged version of "The Fisherman's Lady," far too much is lost no matter the good intentions of the abridger. However, if someone could just *translate* it :} Anyway, it took me a long time to read, as much because of its convicting qualities as the language: it is not difficult to follow the story or comprehend the characters, merely to Understand [...]

    9. Possibly one of my favorite books of all time. Thoughtful, old-fashioned, and at time difficult to read due to the heavy Scottish brogue in the dialogue. Is Gibbie as a character, too good to be true? Of course. But MacDonald uses him to advantage to teach his readers the Christian way of life.

    10. Brilliantly written novel. George MacDonald is such a deep thinker and this novel is a discussion basically of the human heart and it's reaction to Jesus' love. A typical Victorian protagonist, Gibbie, is almost Christ-like in his pure heart, but he provides the visualisation of a pure heart's reaction to Jesus as a comparison with other characters.The story is very sweet, but satisfying.The broad Scots language makes those parts of the dialogue quite heavy reading, until I got into the rhythmn [...]

    11. 1st Read 2*2nd Read2*My father read this book to us when we were kids, so when I saw it on Librivox I thought I would give it another go. I'm a fan of George MacDonald - his children's fantasy stories are great. "Sir Gibbie" isn't the same, it's more a rags-to-riches story in the tone of the time - where a paragon of virtue finally gets the good that he deserves. I don't mind this sort of thing, if done in moderation, it's a way of getting across a point - and MacDonald's theme of unselfishness [...]

    12. This is a really excellent book. I read this the week after I had a death in my family and it really gave me a great deal of comfort. I managed to purchase a collector's copy from Britain recently, and it is one of my treasured possessions. You will be truly blessed by this book; it is a classic that is worth its weight in gold!

    13. One of the sweetest of George's stories. He has the most endearing street urchins, and Sir Gibbie is definately at the top of that list.

    14. For about the first half of this book I kept switching back and forth between the original version (Sir Gibbie) and the version edited by Michael Phillips (The Baronet's Song). I then switched to the edited version to finish it while I was on vacation. I do think that Michael Phillips did a good job of editing and his versions would be great for those who like to quickly devour inspirational fiction. He basically translated the dialect and cut out a lot of the moral ramblings and long descriptio [...]

    15. In The Baronet's Song, MacDonald grants us a vision of a neglected Scottish waif. Born a mute city urchin to a drunken cobbler with an empty title, Gibbie ekes out his existence through the charity of kind hearted people about town. When his father dies, circumstances drive him to the country and an uncertain future.Wee Sir Gibbie's innocence and purity as a child and as an adult are striking. Those traits stuck with me as an underlying current through the entire read and after I put the book do [...]

    16. C.S. Lewis considered George MacDonald his "master," and his works of fantasy are some of my favorite books. Lewis also recognized that MacDonald's realistic fiction wasn't as strong: "Necessity made MacDonald a novelist, but few of his novels are good and none is very good. They are best when they depart most from the canons of novel writing Sometimes they depart in order to come nearer to fantasy, as in the whole character of the hero in Sir Gibbie"This novel is full of broad Scots dialect, an [...]

    17. It's hard to know exactly what to say, other than that I loved it! It was different than any other book I've read, yet similar to the best Christian fiction I know of. The young Baronet, Gibbie, is a delight. His heart is pure and his life goal is to serve God with all his resources, both when he is young and penniless and when he comes into his inheritance. He loves people with God's love. It's a beautiful story; it made me laugh, ponder, and get misty-eyed. The characters, especially Gibbie, f [...]

    18. SIR GIBBIE "tells the enchanting story of.a seemingly destitute orphan, whose life - thought he is unable to speak - communicates truth, innocent love, and goodness." I especially love this version of the book because it is not edited at all, so the full color and the rich colloquialisms of the Scottish Highlands come through. You may have trouble at first trying to decipher what words such as cantrip, gowan, tarn, and hirsute refer to, but before long, you'll find yourself understanding every w [...]

    19. A beautiful story! Gibbie, the rightful heir of the property, has a loving heart that likes to serve people despite his own dire circumstances. He serves the drunkards, Jean, Janet, Robert, Donal and many others. I believe that the author is conveying the message that because of his humble heart and spirit, God blesses him by restoring to him his ancient family property. Ginevra, who had compassion on Gibbie and helped him when he was mistreated by her father, is blessed also and ends up being h [...]

    20. Read for the 2015 Reading Challenge: A book your mom loves.--This is a book I could easily write off as naïve, but George MacDonald anticipated such a careless dismissal: "That such a boy should exist was, of course, unlikely. Such a person is rare. But that does not make such a person impossible or sub-human. It is the most noble person who is most human. Gibbie was a rarity, but a rarity very precious to the human race. Gibbie had a talent for loving people. He loved human faces and human voi [...]

    21. Sir Gibbie or otherwise known as The Baronet’s Song is a book that I really enjoyed reading. I liked it much better than it’s sequel The Shepherd’s Castle (don’t ask me why I read the second book first… sometimes I just do weird things… xD) From the start, I fell in love with the little half-naked urchin that roamed the streets, needing much, but wanting nothing. The hardships he endured as a child and young adult will melt your heart and yet he was satisfied to love, though he was n [...]

    22. So hard to rate this one. So many good things and so many inferior things rub elbows that I can hardly generalize. I'll just say this, that I've never been able to be sorry I spent time reading MacDonald. There's always something worth taking away, something wholesome and refreshing and lovely, however much saccharinity, error, or irrelevance attends it. John Buchan said of Walter Scott that he had the power of sophrosyne - saving thoughts, and spoke of a "lovely goodness" in his writing. That's [...]

    23. Review comingffice it to say for now that some will not like this story because the main character is too good and because they feel like their emotions are being manipulated through a sentimental view of things. Some thoughts for nowis is a children's book, this is somewhat of a parable in which the main character is very much like Christ, and providence is the real and unseen character who is at the same time the author of each of the character's stories (within this book) and the main, albeit [...]

    24. Such a beautiful story of courage and redemption! C.S. Lewis writes that MacDonald's writing is "more akin to music than to poetry." He stirs the soul and the imagination.

    25. This is a true classic-a book that gently shows you the best of humanity, and makes you want to strive for it. The prose and dialogue is poetry throughout, as you would expect from a novel by a poet.I have to say, I was surprised by the ending. Knowing that this was Lewis' favorite book, and how obviously Christ-like the main character was (the author even going so far as to make him a shepherd), I expected something other the neat, wrapped up, happy Victorian ending. It didn't fit for me that G [...]

    26. I am not one who identifies only with Christianity, or any one religion at all, and I don't quite fancy listening to just any speaker, but George MacDonald is definitely one who's sermons I would listen to, with rapt attention, open ears and heart, for his messages resonate truth goodness and love within me. Sir Gibbie is a wonderful boy but mute, who springs forth unconditional love for all those around him. He is kind and true, and his tale is incredible and moving, and I feel all could benefi [...]

    27. A mute boy is the son of a drunken, penniless lord. When he finds his inheritance he spends his life and money trying to heal the hurts of the poor with whom he grew up. Like many of George MacDonald's adult novels it contains some Scotch dialect which is difficult to understand at time. It is a romance but primarily about a young man's devotion to God. The book introduces Donal Grant who appears in a subsequent novel. Available as public domain from Gutenberg.

    28. Relaxing, fun read. Finally! I had been on a quest for a sweet story unoffensive to my conscience. Interesting tidbit as I start another George MacDonald book in the introduction it addresses MacDonald's theology as a reaction to his grandmother's "ruthlessly strict" Calvinism. Hmmmmm. Does anyone any more on him? I think I will look into it.

    29. Found George MacDonald's writings only recently in a thrift shop in Denver. A friend alerted me to him and told me C.S. Lewis said MacDonald influenced his own writing more than any other author. That alone makes him worth reading! Sir Gibbie was originally published in Scotland in 1879 and became a favorite of the Scottish people.

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