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Author: George MacDonald
ISBN13: 978-1598186536
Title: The Princess and the Goblin by George Macdonald, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure
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Language: English
Category: Action and Adventure
Publisher: Aegypan (December 1, 2006)
Pages: 128

The Princess and the Goblin by George Macdonald, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure by George MacDonald

She rose, took the princess by the hand, led her out of the room, and opened the door opposite the stair. The princess expected to see a lot of hens and chickens, Fantasy. Fiction and Literature. Popular books in Fantasy, Fiction and Literature, Young Readers. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. This is a really grand classic. If you have seen the movie "The Princess and the Goblin" and loved it (or even if you didn't like it so much), you will definitely adore the much more detailed book. It's well worth the read, even if there are a few punctuation mistakes.

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.

George MacDonald 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. C. S. Lewis 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. It’s a story told by the invisible narrator in an old-fashioned style, occasionally crossing the fourth wall to tell you, the reader what you might be thinking now, and explaining it to you.

The Princess and - We Shall See Who. What the Nurse Thought of It. The Princess Lets Well Alone. The Hall of the Goblin Palace. The Princess's King-Papa. The Old Lady's Bedroom. A Short Chapter About Curdie. Who's On Your Reading List? Read Classic Books Online for Free at Page by Page Books. The Princess and the Goblin George MacDonald.

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Another wonderful George MacDonald book. The Princess and the Goblin. By: George Macdonald. Narrated by: Peter Joyce. Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins. Rediscover one of literature’s most beloved classics, richly reissued in a pivotal new audio recording. Lewis wrote of George MacDonald: "I know hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continually close, to the Spirit of Christ Himself. Lewis also claimed that everything he wrote was influenced by this Scottish pastor and novelist who lived a century before Lewis.

Author(s): George MacDonald. Princess And The Goblin (Children's Illustrated Classics). Published December 1st 1949 by J. M. Dent & Sons. Author(s): George MacDonald. ISBN: 0460050044 (ISBN13: 9780460050043). The Princess and the Goblin (Paperback). Published January 6th 2004 by HarperCollins Festival HarperCollins Children. Paperback, 266 pages. ISBN: 0060095520 (ISBN13: 9780060095529). George MacDonald, Arthur Hughes (Illustrator). Ursula K. Le Guin (Introduction by).

A Tale to Believe without Seeing Young Princess Irene, sent away to the country to be raised in a place nestled into the side of a mountain that's half farmhouse and half castle, has stumbled into a conspiracy -- of Goblins! Really, Goblins! Their evil plot threatens the king and his palace and of course Irene and her friend and her great-great-grandmother (who is a witch, just for good measure). This book has been famous fun for generations, and you ought to come see why. Highly recommended. The sequel to this book is The Princess and Curdie.

Reviews: 7
A reader can never go wrong with George MacDonald, as I discovered in childhood with my marvellous discovery of "At the Back of the North Wind." There are some similarities is "The Princess and the Goblin"....Princess Irene's great-great-etc. grandmother facilitates powers for the good, sometimes (not always) not seeming so pleasant when they occur...MacDonald brings an honest, strong theology across subtly in his works. I didn't quite love this work as much as "North Wind" as there was more violence to it....that war between humans and goblins, oh my!!!! (When you get done reading this, read "Peer Gynt" if you haven't done so already....the goblins were very reminiscent of the trolls; he even borrowed from the phrase "The Hall of the Mountain King" in one of his chapters.) That being said, the characters and emotions are real, and the imagery incredibly poetic. I do recommend this book--if you're giving it to a young person to read or reading it to them, just be aware that some of the content in the fighting scenes is a bit intense. Princess Irene is on an amazing quest to find herself, her family story and, in a sense, her spirituality...even though she never leaves the castle without her faithful nurse. Her friendship with Curdie is plainly going to be explored in further writings....I will make it a point to read "The Princess and Curdie" next. Reading George MacDonald will institute or strengthen a love of the beauty of the English language.
“The Princess and the Goblin” is a children’s fairy tale with valuable lessons for people of all ages. It includes numerous allusions to Christian themes, but not in an overly preachy way.

The Kindle edition does not include the beginning exchange below, and I think it is important because it helps readers understand George MacDonald’s view on Christian Universalism. Regardless of whether you agree with the author, believers of Jesus can see how we are all the daughter and sons of the King, and thus “princesses” and “princes” despite our earthly lineage.

“THERE was once a little princess who—
“But Mr. Author, why do you always write about princesses?”
“Because every little girl is a princess.”
“You will make them vain if you tell them that.”
“Not if they understand what I mean.”
“Then what do you mean?”
“What do you mean by a princess?”
“The daughter of a king.”
“Very well, then every little girl is a princess, and there would be no need to say anything about it, except that she is always in danger of forgetting her rank, and behaving as if she had grown out of the mud. I have seen little princesses behave like children of thieves and lying beggars, and that is why they need to be told they are princesses. And that is why when I tell a story of this kind, I like to tell it about a princess. Then I can say better what I mean, because I can then give her every beautiful thing I want her to have.”
“Please go on.”
This review is for the version published by Rossignol books. While the illustrations are a touch grainy and the formatting is a bit strange, this version does contain the "Mr. Author" interruption in Chapter One that many versions omit. The font is a decent size and the paper is a thicker quality that is nice. I think it is worth the money to receive the original text, despite it being a paperback.
I don't like it quite as much as The Princess and the Goblin (I'd probably rate it three and one-half stars if I could get a half-star), but it is still a very good book. I was very disappointed by the very ending, though (the ending of the main tale was wonderful, the main tale wrapped up beautifully, albeit almost exactly as I pictured so not much surprise in the book). If the last page or so was cut out, it'd be a much better story. If you read it to children, I suggest not reading the last couple of paragraphs, as I don't think they'd really understand why they were tacked on the end. Honestly, I'm not quite sure why they were myself, but I think MacDonald wanted to make an allegory out of this book (although I don't think it suits well for a children's book). The rest of the book is definitely worth reading.
Thirteen year old Curdie lives with his father, Peter the miner, and his mother Joan in a cottage built on a mountain, and works with his father in the mines. After rescuing the Princess Irene from the goblins, as told in The Princess and the Goblin, Curdie has gone back to his life as a miner. However, Irene’s mysterious great-great-great-grandmother uses a wounded pigeon to bring Curdie to her so that she can send him on a mission to the King’s palace at Gwyntystorm. Irene’s father is physically ill and has fallen prey to the scheming of his sinister officials. Curdie, accompanied by a weird doglike creature called Lina who was once a human, sets off for the capital. What will he find is going on? Will he, Lina, and Irene be able to do anything that can deal with the plot against the King? How will things turn out in the end?

Most sequels are not as good as the original, but this case is an exception. Aside from a few references to drinking wine, there is really nothing objectionable. Of course, some fighting and even killing occur, but after all, this does represent the general battle between good and evil. The plot does take a little while to get moving, but overall The Princess and Curdie is a well-written fairy tale type of fantasy that can be enjoyed by young and old alike. Oddly, it is currently a bit harder to find than the first story. My only suggestion is to bypass the CreateSpace edition. It was the only one available when I went to buy the book, and there is nothing necessarily wrong with it, but it is hard to hold. Another edition that was released by Puffin Classics in 1996 and illustrated by Helen Stratton is now being offered.