The Princess and the Goblin

by George MacDonald

Description:  A marvelous tale of how the princess and Curdie, with the help of the great-great-grandmother, overcome the wicked goblins of the mountain. In the sphere of fantasy, author George MacDonald has few equals, and his rare touch of many aspects of life invariably gives to his stories a deeper meaning of the highest value. A contemporary writes of The Princess and the Goblin: "It is a graceful story, full of romance and adventure, with a deep meaning underlying the beauty of the surface, which gives it the life and mystery which forms the subtle charm MacDonald weaves into all his works, especially those for the young. Faith in that which is invisible, and the courage of that which we believe, are what he tries to teach. He speaks with a tender, earnest eloquence which draws a response from the reader, like music from the harp of a master minstrel."

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Ages:  7-10
Length:  249 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white (paperback),
                     Color/black and white (ebook)
Year published:  2009
ISBN:  978-1-59915-250-9
Genres:  Literature, Fiction

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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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