The Princess and the Goblin

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Blackie, 1888 - Fairy tales - 313 pages
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A little princess is protected by her friend Curdie from the goblin miners who live beneath the castle.

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User Review  - Lucy - Christianbook.com

The Princess and the Goblin is a magnificent book by George MacDonald. I enjoyed this book thoroughly and it's sequel The Princess and Curdie. You can't just read one without the other! A wonderful fairy tale, but beneath the fairy tale lies much more meaning than at first may appear. Read full review

EXCELLENT FOR BOTH YOUNG AND OLD.

User Review  - Pops - Christianbook.com

AFTER READING FOR MYSELF, I ESPECIALLY ENJOY READING THIS BOOK TO MY GRANDCHILDREN. ITS COMPOSITION IS BOTH MEANINGFUL AND CHALLENGING FOR ME AND THEM [AGE 8 THRU 14]. IT TAKES PLACE IN THE 1800'S, BUT THE MORAL VALUE HAS A STRONG MESSAGE FOR TODAY. Read full review

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About the author (1888)

George MacDonald was born on December 10, 1824 in Huntley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He attended University in Aberdeen in 1840 and then went on to Highbury College in 1848 where he studied to be a Congregational Minister, receiving his M. A. After being a minister for several years, he became a lecturer in English literature at Kings College in London before becoming a full-time writer. He wrote fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. In 1955, he wrote his first important original work, a long religious poem entitled Within and Without. He is best known for his fantasy novels Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, At the Back of the North Wind, and Lilith and fairy tales including The Light Princess, The Golden Key, and The Wise Woman. In 1863, he published David Eiginbrod, the first of a dozen novels that were set in Scotland and based on the lives of rural Scots. He died on September 18. 1905.

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