The Princess and the Goblin & The Princess and Curdie


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332 | Wordsworth Editions

Author: George MacDonald

9781840227185 | PB | pp. 332 | 2013 | Wordsworth Editions

The book describe a story of a young princess who is protected by her friend from goblins that live beneath the castle.

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The Princess and the Goblin is a fantasy novel written by George MacDonald. The action centers around an eight-year old princess named Irene living in a lonely castle. When Irene gets chased by goblins she is rescued by a young miner named Curdie and they quickly become good friends. The Princess and Curdie, written by George MacDonald, is the sequel novel to The Princess and the Goblin. The action continues to center around Princess Irene and Curdie as they set out to overthrow some corrupt ministers who are poisoning the king. George MacDonald was a Scottish author and Christian minister who is considered to be one of the main pioneers of the fantasy genre of fiction. MacDonald’s books influenced many great authors that followed such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Edith Nesbit. MacDonald wrote many classics such as Lilith, Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, and At the Back of the North Wind.


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George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a popular Scottish lecturer and writer of novels, poetry, and fairy tales. Born in Aberdeenshire, he was briefly a clergyman, then a professor of English literature at Bedford and King's College in London. W. H. Auden called him "one of the most remarkable writers of the nineteenth century."


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