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2011 Reprint of 1872 Edition. George MacDonald (1824-1905) 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 and C. S. Lewis. It was C.S. Lewis who 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." Although George MacDonald wrote "The Princess and the Goblin" primarily for children, his fantasy continues to delight readers of all ages. It is the story of two young people who grow in maturity and spiritual development as they thwart the evil plans of goblins. MacDonald's book contains the elements of good story telling-an exciting, well-paced plot and believable characters, who have human weaknesses as well as strengths.

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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

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George MacDonald was a prolific writer who enjoyed enormous success with his books for both adults and children. Among his admirers were J.R.R Tolkien, Tennyson, Kingsley and C.S. Lewis.

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