Thomas Wingfold, Curate

Thomas Wingfold, CurateGeorge MacDonald’s novel Thomas Wingfold, Curate is a gem ready to be enjoyed by new generations. Full of mystery and the seeking of answers to difficult questions, the story follows a young curate as he experiences challenges to his view of the world, an awakening of love, and inward struggles he had never before imagined.

Set in Victorian England, this is a story of faith, romance, tragedy, repentance, forgiveness, and redemption. Readers will find inspiration in the curate’s sermons, and poetry shared by the characters. Join Mr. Wingfold, his family and friends, as they experience both joy and sorrow in this classic story about life’s most meaningful affairs.


George MacDonald was a Scottish pastor, poet, and novelist. He was born to a farmer of Huntly, Aberdeenshire in 1824. He studied at Aberdeen University and at Highbury College, London. He served as a Congregationalist pastor in England for three years, leaving because of dissatisfaction with Calvinist doctrine. After leaving the ministry, MacDonald spent his time writing and lecturing, including a trip to the United States, where he lectured in 1872-1873. He published works of poetry, fiction, and reflections on the Christian life.

MacDonald died in 1905 and was buried in Boridighera, Italy. During his lifetime, he was friend to several well-known writers of the time, including Charles Dickens, Alfred Tennyson, Lewis Carroll, G.K. Chesterton, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman. His works have influenced authors such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, W.H. Auden, and many others.


This unabridged, single-volume text features a new typesetting of MacDonald’s original three-volume work.

Softcover. 474 pages. ISBN 9781934788097.