The Highlander's Last Song

The Highlander s Last Song A once mighty highland clan must deal with the forces of change which sweep upon them during the beginning of the nineteenth century

  • Title: The Highlander's Last Song
  • Author: George MacDonald Michael R. Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780871236586
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • A once mighty highland clan must deal with the forces of change which sweep upon them during the beginning of the nineteenth century.

    • The Highlander's Last Song by George MacDonald Michael R. Phillips
      290 George MacDonald Michael R. Phillips
    • thumbnail Title: The Highlander's Last Song by George MacDonald Michael R. Phillips
      Posted by:George MacDonald Michael R. Phillips
      Published :2019-04-26T01:08:01+00:00

    2 thoughts on “The Highlander's Last Song

    1. 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

    2. First published in 1886, this is a story of two brothers that love each other the way David and Jonathan did. It's a story of the vanishing of the highland clans' way of life as their land is bought out by "lowlanders" richer than they. And it's the story of the eldest of those brothers, Alister Macruadh, a young chief who loves his clan with the love of a father and wants above all else to keep his land and keep his people safely with him. But this is a George MacDonald novel, which means it's [...]

    3. Definitely not as good as his others, although it could very well be that I read this during a time that I couldn't concentrate on much depth ;) There were several doctrinal things that I was kind of "eh" about, although I could see where the author was coming from. I was really disappointed that Ian didn't come back into the story almost seems like his life was left unfinished. The rest of the story had interesting moments, but I'm wondering if the unabridged version would be more extensive wit [...]

    4. My girlfriend sent me this book because she said it was one of her favorites. I found it a big depressing. It is a story written in the 1800's by George McDonald and has been republished for modern audiences. It is about a time in Scotland when wealthy English are buying up the land, bringing in new and foreign ideas, and Scotland is losing its old ways and traditions. Two daughters of one such Englishmen who is buying land are visiting the area, and they meet up with 2 brothers from the neighbo [...]

    5. I read this book ages ago and am just thinking about it again for work purposes. It's a great story about the end of an era in Scotland--move from their traditional system of lairds and such to a more modern system. You watch as a good man and his family try to do what is right according to their spiritual and moral codes, and you see how that impacts the people around them. MacDonald manages to avoid a moralizing tone in the book, despite the fact that morality is a major theme in it. I really [...]

    6. George MacDonald has written some good stuff. I don't think I've read any Christian fiction that is as deep AND enjoyable as either Thomas Wingfold or What's Mine's Mine.

    7. Whenever a book can move you forward in your faith it goes beyond just good writing into a deeper, more meaningful story. The truths within George's writing are written on my heart for a lifetime and constantly draw me back again and again to see Jesus and His Word in a very special way.

    8. I am reading a lot of McDonald these daysAnd so far I've loved every book!! They not only a good stories, but are jam-packed with amazing Truth and Life. The Lord is really using it to bring me closer to Him.

    9. I read this, too, years ago. I was into George MacDonald for a while and read whatever I could get my hands on at the library.

    10. all of. G.MacD's historical novels are fabulous. Definaely not easy, but worth the effort. They make you want to be a better person.

    11. Another refreshing, gripping story from George MacDonald. My life is richer, and I am a better person, for having read it, for these reasons:*New knowledge of Scottish history, and particularly the trials of highland clans in the changing world of the 19th century*Vivid, almost personal descriptions of the beauties of that land*The penetrating characterization of people along the whole spectrum of moral development, from almost unbelievably good to unimpeachably selfish, and many complex sorts i [...]

    12. This book is a very upsetting story about turning the other cheek. It also illustrates that you can't buy class. Once a powerful chieftain, the Laird has been reduced to plowing the little remaining land on his once magnificent estate with half wild bulls, trying to eke out a living for himself with enough set aside to do for his clan when they fall on hard times. Then, a bourgeois English family moves in nearby, and the head of this family will stop at nothing to remove the Scots from their hom [...]

    13. Definitely one of my favourites! I love how he describes the young people's love of Gods Creation and just then how He entangles loving God into it all in a deeper way and of the love God can give to us when it seems least possible. I think I'm going to re-read this one again soon! So much to take in! Powerful words! I enjoyed it so much.:)

    14. Absolutely love the MacDonald/Phillips books! I always learn many life lessons in these books that I can put into practice to help make the world a better place!

    15. "A story of Scotland from her master storyteller another MacDonald classic retold for today's reader by Michael R. Phillips."This book, probably more than any other George MacDonald novel, paints a portrait of his deep love for his Scottish homeland. The story center around a once-mighty highland clan and the social, cultural and spiritual forces of change which they faces at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Alister Macruadh, the highlander's chief, no longer could, by force of will and [...]

    16. One of my new favorite MacDonalds! The tale of the last chieftain family in a region of Scotland and their encounter with new, worldly neighbors. Conflict inevitably ensues as old traditions and rights are violated--escalating when romantic interests develop between the families. Each family deals with the troubles in true firm of their character--one seeking life and restoration, one seeking rights. Clearly, the ideal setting to explore the idea of possession of anything and how this relates to [...]

    17. This is an edited version of 'What's Mine's Mine' and I read the full version from Project Gutenberg. MacDonald's novels, while note quite reaching the heights of Phantastes and Lilith, for example, still have much to offer the attentive reader. In them we see see his theological and social views acted out (much more effective than a sermon) in a way that lingers in your mind longer after you put the book down. These are not novels in the modern sense with action and tightly plotted story lines. [...]

    18. This is a modern edit of my #1 favorite novel of all time, What's Mine's Mine. The imagery is so vivid, the characters so human, the spiritual themes so powerful that, no matter how many times I read it, I am always moved and always learn something new. Very different from MacDonald's more commercial novels, What's Mine's Mine is infused with his very deep love of God, nature, and his Highland homeland. If I could only read one book for the rest of my life, it's this one.(A "modern" edition of t [...]

    19. This is my #1 favorite novel of all time. The imagery is so vivid, the characters so human, the spiritual themes so powerful that, no matter how many times I read it, I am always moved and always learn something new. Very different from MacDonald's more commercial novels, What's Mine's Mine is infused with his very deep love of God, nature, and his Highland homeland. If I could only read one book for the rest of my life, it's this one.(A "modern" edition of this novel was released as The Highlan [...]

    20. The main character in this book asks unsettling questions that must have concerned MacDonald as he grew older, trying to reconcile the doctrine of the church with the character of the Heavenly Father he KNEW. He leaves the questions unresolved. Sometimes it's better knowing WHO your Daddy is than having all the answers.

    21. I would give this more like 4.5 stars. This has been my favorite George MacDonald book so far because it is full of wonderful quotes and is just so rich with christian meaning. My favorite quote is: "God cannot be found out by searching, cannot be grasped by any mind, yet is ever before us, the one we can best know, the one we must know, the one we cannot help but know."

    22. I read this version in middle school. For me, still a favorite of his adult novels because it was the first, albeit an abridged version. It captured and released my imagination, my spirit, my hope. I still find nourishment its unconventional treatment of human and divine elements.

    23. It took a little getting used to reading the vernacular and style of writing from over a century. Enjoyed the romance of the brothers and sisters but especially loved the gentle teachings of living a Christ-like life. I'm sure I will read again and again to help me become a better person.

    24. So far my favorite George MacDonald novel. Not perfect, but well worth the read (for me). It has a lot of religion/philosophy in it, though that's why I liked it. The plot is somewhat subservient to its theological goals.

    25. Thankyou Kelli! I really likes this. A perfect read for Autumn, and although it didn't end as I'd hoped it would, it was an interesting look not only at the life of the 'Highlanders', but also a fascinating look at the human heart, both that of believer and unbeliever alike.

    26. It is unfortunate that in this book MacDonald seems very "preachy" and appears to lay a foundation for legalistic, works-righteousness.

    27. 34 A minister who really enjoyed illustrations decided to write a novel rather than a long sermon and this was the result. It wasn't bad, it was just a sermon in novel form.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *