St. George and St. Michael, Volume 2

George MACDONALD (1824 - 1905)

’St. George and St. Michael’ is a little-known historical romance telling the story of a young couple who find themselves on opposing sides during the tumultuous years of the English Civil Wars.

Tensions are rising between king and parliament, the Church of England and the numerous independent puritans, and rumours abound that Charles I will soon declare open war on the dissident elements within his realm. Seventeen-year-old Dorothy Vaughan knows little of the brewing conflict, yet is sure that her loyalty must be with her king and her nation. When she challenges her childhood friend, Richard Heywood, to prove himself a man and so worthy of winning her hand in marriage by becoming involved in the larger events that surround them, he finds that his convictions – both political and spiritual – lie with his father’s and the puritans. Determined to do what he believes is right, Richard finds that he cannot shake his immovable conscience, even for the woman he loves.

Though it is, for the most part, a realistic novel, ‘St. George and St. Michael’ is not without either the otherwordly atmosphere of the fantastic or the rich spiritual depth that characterises so much of MacDonald’s writing.

Volume 1

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 17: THE FIRE-ENGINE Hope K
00:22:25
Play 02 Chapter 18: MOONLIGHT AND APPLE-BLOSSOMS Hope K
00:16:15
Play 03 Chapter 19: THE ENCHANTED CHAIR Hope K
00:29:59
Play 04 Chapter 20: MOLLY AND THE WHITE HORSE Hope K
00:10:09
Play 05 Chapter 21: THE DAMSEL WHICH FELL SICK Hope K
00:15:19
Play 06 Chapter 22: THE CATARACT Hope K
00:13:26
Play 07 Chapter 23: AMANDA—DOROTHY—LORD HERBERT Hope K
00:07:36
Play 08 Chapter 24: THE GREAT MOGUL Hope K
00:20:04
Play 09 Chapter 25: RICHARD HEYWOOD Hope K
00:15:08
Play 10 Chapter 26: THE WITCH'S COTTAGE Hope K
00:19:48
Play 11 Chapter 27: THE MOAT OF THE KEEP Hope K
00:16:48
Play 12 Chapter 28: RAGLAN STABLES Hope K
00:09:21
Play 13 Chapter 29: THE APPARITION Devorah Allen
00:08:26
Play 14 Chapter 30: RICHARD AND THE MARQUIS Hope K
00:17:41
Play 15 Chapter 31: THE SLEEPLESS Hope K
00:16:53
Play 16 Chapter 32: THE TURRET CHAMBER Hope K
00:13:38
Play 17 Chapter 33: JUDGE GOUT Hope K
00:15:00
Play 18 Chapter 34: AN EVIL TIME Hope K
00:15:12
Play 19 Chapter 35: THE DELIVERER Hope K
00:17:21
Play 20 Chapter 36: THE DISCOVERY Hope K
00:12:52
Play 21 Chapter 37: THE HOROSCOPE Devorah Allen
00:23:38
Play 22 Chapter 38: THE EXORCISM Devorah Allen
00:20:02