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George MacDonald - Author

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Books by George MacDonald

A Double Story

A Double Story

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2019

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2019

The Golden Key

The Golden Key

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2019

There was a boy who used to sit in the twilight and listen to his great-aunt's stories. She told him that if he could reach the place where the end of the rainbow stands he would find there a golden key... And what is the key for? the boy would ask. What is it the key of? What will it open? That nobody knows, his aunt would reply. He has to find that out. Now all that his great-aunt told the boy about the golden key would have been nonsense, had it not been that their little house stood on the borders of Fairyland. For it is perfectly well known that out of Fairyland nobody ever can find where the rainbow stands... George MacDonald's classic tale, full of imagination and dreamlike images, tells of a girl and boy, Tangle and Mossy, who venture on a mysterious and magical journey. First, Tangle encounters three Old Men - of the Sea, of the Earth and of Fire - and gains in wisdom and beauty through her adventures. Then, together with Mossy who has the golden key, they travel to the rainbow to discover what awaits them there... This new edition of The Golden Key is exquisitely illustrated with paintings by Angela Lord, who also provides an informative Afterword.

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2019

Diamond and the North Wind

Diamond and the North Wind

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2018

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

The Princess Treasury

The Princess Treasury

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories

The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Princess and Curdie

The Princess and Curdie

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Princess and the Goblin

Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

The Princess and the Goblin is a classic children's fantasy novel. Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents for easy navigation.

Phantastes

Phantastes

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;George MacDonald (10 December 1824 - 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. Known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels, George MacDonald inspired many authors, such as W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. It was C.S. Lewis that wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "e;master"e;: "e;Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read. A few hours later,"e; said Lewis, "e;I knew that I had crossed a great frontier."e; G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "e;made a difference to my whole existence."e;"e;

The Princess and Curdie

The Princess and Curdie

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Poetical Works of George MacDonald; Volume 2

The Poetical Works of George MacDonald; Volume 2

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Poetical Works of George MacDonald; Volume 2

The Poetical Works of George MacDonald; Volume 2

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Portent and Other Stories

The Portent and Other Stories

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Unspoken Sermons; Series I II III

Unspoken Sermons; Series I II III

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Unspoken Sermons; Series I II III

Unspoken Sermons; Series I II III

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The Portent and Other Stories

The Portent and Other Stories

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Gray Wolf and Other Fantasy Stories

Gray Wolf and Other Fantasy Stories

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2017

George MacDonald was the great nineteenth-century innovator of modern fantasy, who influenced the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. This book collects some of his finest fairy stories, including "e;The Gray Wolf,"e; "e;The Cruel Painter,"e; "e;The Broken Swords,"e; "e;The Wow O'Rivven, the Bell"e; "e;Uncle Cornelius, His Story,"e; "e;The Butcher's Bills,"e; and "e;Birth, Dreaming, Death."e; "e;I do not write,"e; MacDonald once said, "e;for children, but for the childlike, whether of five, or fifty, or seventy-five."e; Here then, for the childlike of all ages, is a collection of seven stories certain to delight both confirmed MacDonald readers and those about to meet him for the first time.

MacDonalds' Fairy-Tale Treasure Chest

MacDonalds' Fairy-Tale Treasure Chest

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2017

George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister who was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature. The mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll, his writings have been cited as a major literary influence by authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien,[1] Walter de la Mare,[2] E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. This collection contains six of his finest fairy tales, including 'The Princess and the Goblin,' 'The Princess and Curdie,' 'The Light Princess,' 'Phantastes,' 'The Giant's Heart,' and 'The Golden Key.'

The Lost Princess

The Lost Princess

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/12/2016

The Lost Princess & Other Fairy Stories Seven enchanted fairytales by George MacDonald, including The Lost Princess, The Golden Key, The day Boy and the Night Girl, The Light Princess, The Giants Heart, Cross Purposes, The Shadows. Not only for children.

Princess and the Goblin

Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2016

The Princess and the Goblin is beloved children's classic written by George MacDonald. C. S. Lewis sites Macdonald as one of his inspirations. This gentle story takes us to a simpler time and place where Princess Irene and her best friend Curdie must save the kingdom from a evil Goblin plot. Join them as they outwit the Goblins and save the day.

Princess and Curdie

Princess and Curdie

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2016

The Princess and Curdie are back in this sequel to The Princess and the Goblin. Princess Irene and Curdie are a year or two older, and must overthrow a set of corrupt ministers who are poisoning Irene's father, the king. Irene's grandmother is also back and she gives Curdie a strange gift and a monster called Lina to help him on his quest. A wonderful tale of adventure and courage.

At the Back of the North Wind

At the Back of the North Wind

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2016

George MacDonald - At the back of the north wind A Victorian fairy tale that has enchanted readers for more than a hundred years: the magical story of Diamond, the son of a poor coachman, who is swept away by the North Wind - a radiant, maternal spirit with long, flowing hair - and whose life is transformed by a brief glimpse of the beautiful country - at the back of the north wind. It combines a Dickensian regard for the working class of mid-19th-century England with the invention of an ethereal landscape.

Golden Key

Golden Key

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2016

Light Princess

Light Princess

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 24/08/2016

A king and queen have a daughter and invite everyone to the christening except the king's sister Princess Makemnoit, a spiteful and sour woman. She arrives without an invitation and curses the princess to have no gravity. Whenever the princess accidentally moves up in the air, she has to be brought down, and the wind is capable of carrying her off. As she grows, she never cries, and never can be brought to see the serious side of anything. She passionately loves swimming, and when she swims, she regains her gravity. This leads to the proposal that if she could be brought to cry, it might break the curse. But nothing can induce her to cry. This wonderful tale is clearly a precursor to 'Sleeping Beauty.' Also included in this volume are the stories 'The Giant's Heart' and 'The Golden Key.'

MacDonalds' Fairy-Tale Treasure Chest

MacDonalds' Fairy-Tale Treasure Chest

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 14/08/2016

George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister who was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature. The mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll, his writings have been cited as a major literary influence by authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien,[1] Walter de la Mare,[2] E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. This collection contains six of his finest fairy tales, including 'The Princess and the Goblin,' 'The Princess and Curdie,' 'The Light Princess,' 'Phantastes,' 'The Giant's Heart,' and 'The Golden Key.'

Rough Shaking

Rough Shaking

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2016

George MacDonald was one of the foremost fantasy writers of the 19th century and influenced just about every writer that came after him. He was a mentor of Lewis Carroll, a friend of Mark Twain's, and a man who helped shape the works of authors like Tolkien.

Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood

Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2016

George MacDonald was one of the foremost fantasy writers of the 19th century and influenced just about every writer that came after him. He was a mentor of Lewis Carroll, a friend of Mark Twain's, and a man who helped shape the works of authors like Tolkien.

Princess and the Goblin

Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2015

Only the courage of a young miner can save Princess Irene and the inhabitants of the castle from a goblin invasion.Left alone for long periods by her father, the king, Princess Irenes only companions are her nurse, Lootie, and her great-great-grandmother, visible only to the princess. Irene is unaware that a race of goblins are plotting their revenge against the king, and when the invasion comes, must turn to Curdie, a kindly miner, to save herself.Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to todays digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.

Princess and the Goblin

Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2015

The Princess and the Goblin is a children's fantasy novel by George MacDonald. It was published in 1872 by Strahan & Co.Anne Thaxter Eaton writes in A Critical History of Children's Literature that The Princess and the Goblin and its sequel "e;quietly suggest in every incident ideas of courage and honor."e; Jeffrey Holdaway, in the New Zealand Art Monthly, said that both books start out as "e;normal fairytales but slowly become stranger"e;, and that they contain layers of symbolism similar to that of Lewis Carroll's work.Eight-year-old Princess Irene lives a lonely life in a castle in a wild, desolate, mountainous kingdom, with only her nursemaid "e;Lootie"e; for company. Her father the king is normally absent, and her mother is dead. Unknown to her, the nearby mines are inhabited by a race of goblins, long banished from the kingdom and now anxious to take revenge on their human neighbors. One rainy day, the princess explores the castle and discovers a beautiful, mysterious lady, who identifies herself as Irene's namesake and great-great-grandmother. The next day, Princess Irene persuades her nursemaid to take her outside. After dark they are chased by goblins and rescued by the young miner 'Curdie', whom Irene befriends. At work with the rest of the miners, Curdie overhears the goblins talking, and their conversation reveals to Curdie the secret weakness of goblin anatomy: they have very soft, vulnerable feet. Curdie sneaks into the Great Hall of the goblin palace to eavesdrop on their general meeting, and hears that the goblins intend to flood the mine if a certain other part of their plan should fail. He later conveys this news to his father. In the palace, Princess Irene injures her hand, which her great-great-grandmother heals. A week later Irene is about to see her great-great-grandmother again, but is frightened by a long-legged cat and escapes up the mountain; whereupon the light from her great-great-grandmother's tower leads her home, where her great-great-grandmother gives Irene a ring attached to a thread invisible except to herself, which thereafter connects her constantly to home.

MacDonalds' Fairy-Tale Treasure Chest

MacDonalds' Fairy-Tale Treasure Chest

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2015

George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister who was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature. The mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll, his writings have been cited as a major literary influence by authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien,[1] Walter de la Mare,[2] E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. This collection contains six of his finest fairy tales, including 'The Princess and the Goblin,' 'The Princess and Curdie,' 'The Light Princess,' 'Phantastes,' 'The Giant's Heart,' and 'The Golden Key.'

Light Princess

Light Princess

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2015

A princess is cursed to a life without gravity in George MacDonald's whimsical fairy tale After years of being childless, the king and queen finally welcome a beautiful daughter into the world. But at the young princess's christening, the king's wicked sister curses the girl to a life without gravity. Doomed to float above the ground, unable to bring her feet to earth, the princess grows up unlike any other child. Inspired by ';Sleeping Beauty,' The Light Princess is George MacDonald's ';lightest' fairy tale, indulging in skillful wordplay and unrepentant punsthe kind of story made to charm children and delight adults. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Mary Marston

Mary Marston

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2015

THE Princess and Curdie

THE Princess and Curdie

Author: GEORGE MACDONALD, GRANDMA'S TREASURES Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/02/2015

The Princess and Curdie is the sequel to The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. Following on from 'The Princess and the Goblin', Curdie the poor miner, is called on a quest by The Princess great-great-great grandmother. It's been a year since the Princess Irene and Curdie first met, and a year since the goblin incident and all appears to be going well in the Kingdom. However after a visit from Irene's great-great-grandmother, Curdie finds himself on a mission to save the kingdom, with a rather strange companion in tow...

THE Princess and Curdie

THE Princess and Curdie

Author: GEORGE MACDONALD, GRANDMA'S TREASURES Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

The Princess and Curdie is the sequel to The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. Following on from 'The Princess and the Goblin', Curdie the poor miner, is called on a quest by The Princess great-great-great grandmother. It's been a year since the Princess Irene and Curdie first met, and a year since the goblin incident and all appears to be going well in the Kingdom. However after a visit from Irene's great-great-grandmother, Curdie finds himself on a mission to save the kingdom, with a rather strange companion in tow...

Die Prinzessin und der Kobold

Die Prinzessin und der Kobold

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2015

"e;Die Prinzessin und der Kobold"e; von George MacDonald war, nach dessen eigenen Angaben, das Buch, das J.R.R. Tolkien entscheidend bei der Entstehung von "e;Der Herr der Ringe"e; beeinflusst hat. Das Buch gehort zu den Pionieren der Fantasy-Kinderliteratur und sollte in keinem Regal fehlen. Prinzessin Irene lebt in einem groen Haus, "e;halb Palast, halb Bauernhaus"e;, an einem Berg. Sie wird vom gesamten Personal verwhnt und geliebt, whrend ihr "e;Knigspapa"e; durch sein Reich zieht und seinen Geschften nachgeht. Sie haben keine Ahnung, dass tief unter ihnen eine Armee Kobolde den Sturm des Hauses plant. Um sie zurckzuschlagen, muss Irene auf die Hilfe des Bergmannsjungen Curdie und ihrer geheimnisvollen, wunderschnen Gromutter, die unbemerkt in einem der Trme des Palastes wohnt, vertrauen ....

The History of Gutta-Percha Willie

The History of Gutta-Percha Willie

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2015

THE Princess and the Goblin - George Macdonald

THE Princess and the Goblin - George Macdonald

Author: GEORGE MACDONALD, GRANDMA'S TREASURES Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2015

There was once a little princess whose father was king over a great country full of mountains and valleys. These mountains were full of hollow places underneath; huge caverns, and winding ways, some with water running through them, and some shining with all colors of the rainbow when a light was taken in. Now in these subterranean caverns lived a strange race of beings, called by some gnomes, by some kobolds, by some goblins. They were not ordinarily ugly, but either absolutely hideous, or ludicrously grotesque both in face and form. It will become pretty evident why the little princess had never seen the sky at night. They were much too afraid of the goblins to let her out of the house then, even in company with ever so many attendants; and they had good reason, as we shall see by-and-by.

THE Princess and the Goblin - George Macdonald

THE Princess and the Goblin - George Macdonald

Author: GEORGE MACDONALD, GRANDMA'S TREASURES Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2015

There was once a little princess whose father was king over a great country full of mountains and valleys. These mountains were full of hollow places underneath; huge caverns, and winding ways, some with water running through them, and some shining with all colors of the rainbow when a light was taken in. Now in these subterranean caverns lived a strange race of beings, called by some gnomes, by some kobolds, by some goblins. They were not ordinarily ugly, but either absolutely hideous, or ludicrously grotesque both in face and form. It will become pretty evident why the little princess had never seen the sky at night. They were much too afraid of the goblins to let her out of the house then, even in company with ever so many attendants; and they had good reason, as we shall see by-and-by.

The Princess and the Goblin And Other Fairy Tales (1872)

The Princess and the Goblin And Other Fairy Tales (1872)

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2014

George MacDonald's Victorian fairy tales transformed the genre of fantasy. His work also shaped the next generation of children's literature: C.S. Lewis regarded MacDonald as a major influence, and writers as diverse as G.K. Chesterton and W.H. Auden acknowledged his significance. His best known story for children, The Princess and the Goblin, tells the story of a lonely child princess and her friend, a brave miner boy, in their battle with subterranean monsters. But MacDonald engages readers with more than the plot: enigmatic narrative asides and simple, but strikingly poetic language show why his work was an inspiration for modernist writers as well as those in fantasy and children's literature. Along with The Princess and the Goblin, this edition includes four other major fairy stories by MacDonald, as well as a selection of historical documents on the works' composition and reception, Victorian fairy tales, and MacDonald's other literary criticism.

Light Princess

Light Princess

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2014

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. The Light Princess is a Scottish fairy tale by George MacDonald. It was published in 1864.

At the Back of the North Wind

At the Back of the North Wind

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2013

At the Back of the North Wind

At the Back of the North Wind

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2013

The Princess and Curdie

The Princess and Curdie

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2013

Princess and the Goblin

Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2013

A hidden stairway to a secret room leads a little princess to a mysterious but charming silver-haired woman who gives her a magic ring to use in "e;time of trouble. "e; "e;Trouble,"e; the little princess soon learns, takes the shape of a group of devilish goblins who live in the ore-rich subterranean caverns of a nearby mountain.Despising royalty and all their descendants (including the little princess), these misshapen creatures plot to kidnap the little girl and flood the mines. Their efforts, however, are frustrated when the princess, with the help of a fearless and resourceful young miner lad named Curdie, outwit these mischievous little people and learn — along the way — some valuable lessons about bravery and loyalty.First published in 1872, The Princess and the Goblin brought lasting fame to Scottish poet and novelist George MacDonald, who earlier had sharpened his storytelling skills by entertaining his eleven children. This complete, unabridged classic of children’s literature will delight young readers and fairy tale lovers of all ages.

Princess And The Goblin

Princess And The Goblin

Author: George Macdonald Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2012

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 MacDonalds 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. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

At the Back of the North Wind (1868)

At the Back of the North Wind (1868)

Author: George MacDonald, Stephen Prickett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2011

The unique blend of fairy tale atmosphere and social realism in this novel laid the groundwork for modern fantasy literature. In the novel, Little Diamond, a kind and precocious boy living in poverty, is befriended by the mysterious North Wind, who takes him on her nightly adventures. Written in intensely poetic language, At the Back of the North Wind transcends the genres of children's book or fairy tale. Appendices include essays on childhood by contemporaries such as John Ruskin and Charles Dickens, as well as contextualizing selections from Victorian fantasy and fairy tales.

The Princess and Curdie (Yesterday's Classics)

The Princess and Curdie (Yesterday's Classics)

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2011

The Princess and the Goblin (Yesterday's Classics)

The Princess and the Goblin (Yesterday's Classics)

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2011

At the Back of the North Wind

At the Back of the North Wind

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2010

At the Back of the North Wind is a children's story about a good, sweet boy called Diamond who rides the North Wind as she travels her familiar routes. They do good and wreak havoc, though everything seems to work towards a happy end.

At the Back of the North Wind

At the Back of the North Wind

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2010

At the Back of the North Wind is a children's story about a good, sweet boy called Diamond who rides the North Wind as she travels her familiar routes. They do good and wreak havoc, though everything seems to work towards a happy end.

A Rough Shaking

A Rough Shaking

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2009

A Rough Shaking

A Rough Shaking

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2009

A Rough Shaking

A Rough Shaking

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2009

A Rough Shaking

A Rough Shaking

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2009

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2009

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/07/2009

George MacDonald's The Princess and the Goblin is a children's fantasy novel. It was published in 1872 by Strahan & Co. The sequel to this book is The Princess and Curdie, in which Princess Irene and Curdie are a year or two older, and must overthrow a set of corrupt ministers who are poisoning Irene's father, the king. Irene's grandmother also reappears and gives Curdie a strange gift and a monster called Lina to help his quest. Anne Thaxter Eaton writes in A Critical History of Children's Literature that The Princess and the Goblin and its sequel quietly suggest in every incident ideas of courage and honor. Jeffrey Holdaway writing in New Zealand Art Monthly said that both books start out as normal fairytales but slowly become stranger , and that they contain layers of symbolism similar to that of Lewis Carroll's work.

Princess and the Goblin

Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2009

The Princess and the Goblin is an enduring children's fantasy novel by George MacDonald, published in 1872. Anne Thaxter Eaton wrote that the book and its sequel, The Princess and Curdie "e;quietly suggest in every incident ideas of courage and honor."e;

Princess and the Goblin

Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2009

The Princess and the Goblin is an enduring children's fantasy novel by George MacDonald, published in 1872. Anne Thaxter Eaton wrote that the book and its sequel, The Princess and Curdie "e;quietly suggest in every incident ideas of courage and honor."e;

The Wise Woman by George Macdonald, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure

The Wise Woman by George Macdonald, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2009

Home Again by George Macdonald, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure

Home Again by George Macdonald, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2009

The Princess Treasury

The Princess Treasury

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2008

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2008

The Princess and Curdie

The Princess and Curdie

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2008

The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories

The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2008

The Princess and Curdie

The Princess and Curdie

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2008

The Princess Books

The Princess Books

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2008

The Princess and Curdie

The Princess and Curdie

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2008

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2008

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2008

The Princess and Curdie

The Princess and Curdie

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2008

Donal Grant by George Macdonald, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure

Donal Grant by George Macdonald, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2008

The Elect Lady by George Macdonald, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure

The Elect Lady by George Macdonald, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2008

The Carasoyn by George Macdonald, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure

The Carasoyn by George Macdonald, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2008

A Double Story by George Macdonald, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure

A Double Story by George Macdonald, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2008

At the Back of the North Wind

At the Back of the North Wind

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2007

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2007

At the back of the North Wind (Abridged)

At the back of the North Wind (Abridged)

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2006

The History of Gutta-Percha Willie

The History of Gutta-Percha Willie

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2006

The History of Gutta-Percha Willie

The History of Gutta-Percha Willie

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Princess and the Goblin

Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

Admired by J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis and considered by W. H. Auden to be ';the only English children's book in the same class as the Alice books,' The Princess and the Goblin is a classic example of nineteenth-century children's literary fairy tales. This is an ageless tale of courage and loyalty, beauty and mystery, and above all, good and evil.The discovery of a secret stairway running to the top of the castle where she lives leads Princess Irene to a revelation even more weighty than the fiendish plans of the goblin community that Curdie, a miner boy, has discovered. Will the Princess and Curdie understand the significance of what they have found, or will Harelip and the goblins successfully execute their evil plan?

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2005

The Princess and Curdie

The Princess and Curdie

Author: George MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2005

At The Back Of The North Wind

At The Back Of The North Wind

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2001

With 13 children of his own clamouring for bedtime stories it isn't surprising that author George MacDonald discovered he had a gift for composing fairy tales. But these were fairy tales with a difference. At the Back of the North Wind, the first to be published, became a Victorian favourite and marked something of a milestone in children's fiction. While owing a debt to Hans Andersen, Dickens and Kingsley, MacDonald created a distinctive imaginary world existing in parallel with the grim social realities of mid-19th-century England. A fairy tale is not al allegory, he once remarked. It is, of course, but the trick was to disguise it, to entertain the reader as well as instruct, leaving them to draw a moral if they pleased, or else simply to enjoy the fantasy. Children for over a hundred years have been enchanted and moved by the story of Nanny the crossing sweeper, her lame friend Jim, and above all Diamond, the poor coachman's son, whose life is transformed by a brief glimpse of a beautiful country at the back of the north wind . The first edition (1871) was illustrated by the pre-Raphaelite artist Thomas Hughes, whose romantic and highly individualistic drawings are reproduced in the Everyman edition.

Sir Gibbie

Sir Gibbie

Author: George Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2001

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald, Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/1996

Princess Irene lives in a castle in a wild and lonely mountainous region. One day she discovers a steep and winding stairway leading to a bewildering labyrinth of unused passages with closed doors - and a further stairway. What lies at the top? Can the ring the princess is given protect her against the lurking menace of the boglins from under the mountain?

The Princess And The Goblin

The Princess And The Goblin

Author: George MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/1993

First published in 1870-1 as a serial in GOOD WORKS FOR THE YOUNG, a magazine of Christian outlook, George MacDonald's fantasy is reguarded by his admirers as his finest novel. The story of the virtuous Princess Irene and the wicked goblins with heads as hard as stone has a strong moral overtone but is enjoyed by readers of all ages. The author said: 'I do not write for children, but for the child-like, whether of five, or fifty, or seventy-five'. Arthur Hughes, a follower of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, was a close friend of the author and provided the perfect illustrative accompaniment to his work.

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