The Princess and the Goblin (unabridged edition): A children's fantasy novel by George MacDonald

The Princess and the Goblin (unabridged edition): A children's fantasy novel by George MacDonald

by George MacDonald


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The Princess and the Goblin is a children's fantasy novel by George MacDonald. It was published in 1872. The sequel to this book is The Princess and Curdie. Anne Thaxter Eaton writes in A Critical History of Children's Literature that The Princess and the Goblin and its sequel "quietly suggest in every incident ideas of courage and honor."

There was once a little princess whose father was king over a great country full of mountains and valleys. These mountains were full of hollow places underneath; huge caverns, and winding ways, some with water running through them, and some shining with all colors of the rainbow when a light was taken in. Now in these subterranean caverns lived a strange race of beings, called by some gnomes, by some kobolds, by some goblins. They were not ordinarily ugly, but either absolutely hideous, or ludicrously grotesque both in face and form. It will become pretty evident why the little princess had never seen the sky at night. They were much too afraid of the goblins to let her out of the house then, even in company with ever so many attendants; and they had good reason, as we shall see by-and-by.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782491251062
Publisher: Les Prairies Numeriques
Publication date: 07/27/2019
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister who was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature. A mentor to Lewis Carroll and a major influence on writers from C. S. Lewis to J. R. R. Tolkien, MacDonald’s best-known books are Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, At the Back of the North Wind, and Lilith, which are all fantasy novels.

Table of Contents

  1. Why the Princess has a Story About Her
  2. The Princess Loses Herself
  3. The Princess and — We Shall See who
  4. What the Nurse Thought of it
  5. The Princess Lets Well Alone
  6. The Little Miner
  7. The Mines
  8. The Goblins
  9. The Hall of the Goblin Palace
  10. The Princess’s King-Papa
  11. The Old Lady’s Bedroom
  12. A Short Chapter About Curdie
  13. The Cobs’ Creatures
  14. That Night Week
  15. Woven and then Spun
  16. The Ring
  17. Spring-Time
  18. Curdie’s Clue
  19. Goblin Counsels
  20. Irene’s Clue
  21. The Escape
  22. The Old Lady and Curdie
  23. Curdie and His Mother
  24. Irene Behaves Like a Princess
  25. Curdie Comes to Grief
  26. The Goblin Miners
  27. The Goblins in the King’s House
  28. Curdie’s Guide
  29. Mason-Work
  30. The King and the Kiss
  31. The Subterranean Waters
  32. The Last Chapter

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