The Princess and the Goblin (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, May 15, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 273 pages
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With only her nurse, Lootie, for company, Princess Irene leads a lonely and sheltered life in her mountainous kingdom. She is unaware that goblins live in the underground mines, or that they are planning a war against those who live above the ground. With her new, plucky friend Curdie and the help of her otherworldly great-great-grandmother, Princess Irene hatches a plan to defeat the goblins and save her kingdom.

Published in 1872, George MacDonald’s The Princess and the Goblin has been translated into numerous languages and has been adapted for film and television, most notably as part of the popular Fractured Fairy Tales series in the 1960s.

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Review: The Princess and the Goblin (Princess Irene and Curdie #1)

User Review  - Samuel - Goodreads

I found this story to be a wonderful tale. The writing is very charming, the dialogue intellectually inspiring, and the events almost flawlessly entertaining. I was a little confused about the ... Read full review

Review: The Princess and the Goblin (Princess Irene and Curdie #1)

User Review  - Juushika - Goodreads

Young Princess Irene lives in a distant castle, protected from the goblins which haunt the area at night--until a fateful encounter that begins her journey deep into their mountain stronghold. The ... Read full review


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
About the Author
About the Series
About the Publisher

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About the author (2012)

George MacDonald was a Scottish author and minister best known for his fairy tales and fantasy novels. A theologian, MacDonald was pastor of Trinity Congregational Church in Arundel before moving to London to teach at the University of London. MacDonald’s work influenced many fantasy writers including J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Madeleine L’Engle; he is recognized as a mentor to Lewis Carroll and heavily influenced Carroll’s decision to submit Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for publication. MacDonald was a prolific writer, and penned such fantasy classics as Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, and Lillith. George MacDonald died in 1905.

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