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As always with George MacDonald, everything here is more than meets the eye: this in fact is MacDonald's grace-filled vision of the world. Said to be one of J.R.R. Tolkien's childhood favorites, The Princess and the Goblin is the story of the young Princess Irene, her good friend Curdie--a minor's son--and Irene's mysterious and beautiful great great grandmother, who lives in a secret room at the top of the castle stairs. Filled with images of dungeons and goblins, mysterious fires, burning roses, and a thread so fine as to be invisible and yet--like prayer--strong enough to lead the Princess back home to her grandmother's arms, this is a story of Curdie's slow realization that sometimes, as the princess tells him, "you must believe without seeing." Simple enough for reading aloud to a child (as I've done myself more than once with my daughter), it's rich enough to repay endless delighted readings for the adult. --Doug Thorpe --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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This is one of those rare books that can be enjoyed by everyone. For the younger reader, it is an exciting fantasy story. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sheldon Falk
It was a wonderful story, that kept one entertained, with heart warming characters and an engaging story. Looking forward to the next book.Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've learned amazon can be vague as to weather or not a version is complete and unabridged...before i spend six to fifteen dollars on a new book i've never read i'd like to know if... Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2011 by pinkshades
George MacDonald's The Princess and the Goblin is a classic childrens tale of the 19th century, and one of the earliest and most influential. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004 by Michael Dea
This story is a classic of its kind and was influential in the ongoing development of contemporary fantasy. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2002 by Arthur W Jordin
So you love C.S. Lewisï¿½ Narnia Chronicles? There people who donï¿½t are few and far between. One of the biggest influences on C.S. Read morePublished on Oct. 5 2001 by Godly Gadfly
The story the Princess and the Goblin was an exciting epic of adventure and suspense. It started with a small princess named Irene who comes across her long lost grandmother. Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2001
I just finished this book, and, like all other books by George MacDonald, I loved it. There was a sense of wonder about this book, though not as rich or deep as that in Phantastes,... Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2000