The Princess and the Goblin (Hardcover)

By George MacDonald, Arthur Hughes (Illustrator), Jeanne DuPrau (Introduction by)
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Description


One of the most successful and beloved of Victorian fairy tales, George Macdonald's The Princess and the Goblin" "tells 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.

About the Author


Michael Phillips has written four dozen books, most of them novels, with sales totaling over five million copies. He also has edited George MacDonald novels for today's reader, including, The Curate of Glaston. He and his wife make their home in Eureka, California.



Jeanne DuPrau is the author of The New York Timesbestseller The City of Ember and its companion The People of Sparks. She lives in Menlo Park, California, and drives a hybrid car that runs on a combination of gas and electricity.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375863387
ISBN-10: 0375863389
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 26th, 2010
Pages: 259
Language: English