[Reading] ➶ The Princess and the Goblin ➬ George MacDonald – Rvtrek.info

One Of The Most Successful And Beloved Of Victorian Fairy Tales, George Macdonald S The Princess And The Goblintells The Story Of Young Princess Irene And Her Friend Curdie, Who Must Outwit The Threatening Goblins Who Live In Caves Beneath Her Mountain Home Macdonald S Pioneering Use Of Fanstasy As A Literary Medium Had A Great Influence On Lewis Carroll, J R R Tolkien, And Madeleine L Engle, All Great Admirers Of His Work, Which Has Remained Popular To This Day I Write, Not For Children, He Wrote, But For The Child Like, Whether They Be Of Five, Or Fifty, Or Seventy Five This Edition Includes Illustrations By Arthur Hughes The Princess and the Goblin


About the Author: George MacDonald

George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister.He was educated at Aberdeen University and after a short and stormy career as a minister at Arundel, where his unorthodox views led to his dismissal, he turned to fiction as a means of earning a living He wrote over 50 books.Known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels, MacDonald inspired many authors, such as G.K Chesterton, W H Auden, J.R.R Tolkien, C S Lewis, and Madeleine L Engle 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 G K Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had made a difference to my whole existence Elizabeth Yates wrote of Sir Gibbie, It moved me the way books did when, as a child, the great gates of literature began to open and first encounters with noble thoughts and utterances were unspeakably thrilling Even Mark Twain, who initially disliked MacDonald, became friends with him, and there is some evidence that Twain was influenced by MacDonald.Forinformation, please see



10 thoughts on “The Princess and the Goblin

  1. says:

    Published in 1872, The Princess and the Goblin is one of the first books in the modern fantasy genre This book had tremendous and very visible influence on all the now muchfamous authors that came after it.It is of course very dated It does not match the standards that fantasy have created since in neither scope, story, characte


  2. says:

    Eight year old Princess Irene was well a princess who lived outside of her father castle in a house in the countryside if I understood correctly to improve her weak health Goblins or dwarves they were the same in the tale J.R.R Tolkien who explained the difference between them has not been born yet used to be normal people that had


  3. says:

    No wonder why Tolkien and CS Lewis admired this tale A very fine and enchanting story.


  4. says:

    A princess, a miner and a goblin walk into a storyFeel like you ve heard this one before Maybe the characters are unusual, but the form and general content of The Princess and the Goblin written by George MacDonald in 1872 would go on to become one of the foundation cornerstones for fantasy literature in the following century Tolkien and


  5. says:

    A charming fairy tale for children about a princess, a miner and hundreds of goblins not just one.The goblins hate the king because they used to be normal humans They chose to live underground, to be away from the king and his taxes, and that choice has turned them inhumanely ugly and grotesqueThey had enough of affection left for each othe


  6. says:

    I was immediately drawn to this story when I read the first page to this edition which reads 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


  7. says:

    A great fairytale Very reminiscent in a way of C.S Lewis writing, so I was not surprised to find that MacDonald actually heavily inspired not only Lewis, but also J.R.R Tolkien as well Classically written fantasy with strong allegorical thematic tones, The Princess and the Goblin is both heartwarming and a fun adventure I do wish we got a bitof a


  8. says:

    Book 15 100 for 2015 Also, a book I read for my Children s Literature class I thought this book was good, but definitely not my favorite I didn t really like MacDonald s writing style, especially when he broke the 4th wall and kept refusing to describe things while also describing them like I COULD tell you what this looked like, but I really can tH


  9. says:

    When I think of the magic of childhood, certain images come into my head There s a sort of sparkle, warmth, and yet there is always danger However, childhood magic has an incomparable sweetness to it There are few books that manage to touch on this nigh indescribable feeling of childhood magic The Princess and the Goblin is such a book.The story is a f


  10. says:

    The Lord in his mercy has given me another chance to teach Charlotte Mason style and I am getting to visit so many old friends I tried to start with a couple excellent books to whet my student s appetite and delightfully he has responded with joy.I will always give George MacDonald 4 or 5 stars I love him his voice and his goodness.


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