George MacDonald

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin is a children’s fantasy novel in the vein of the best classic fairy tales. The simple narrative follows Princess Irene as she discovers a ghostly relative living in a castle tower only she can access. During a walk outside one day, she encounters the threat of the lair of goblins living near the castle — and meets a new friend, a young miner named Curdie. She and Curdie must stop the goblin threat before they can carry out their evil plot.
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    missninahas quotedlast year
    Not to be be­lieved does not at all agree with prin­cesses: for a real prin­cess can­not tell a lie. So all the af­ter­noon she did not speak a word. Only when the nurse spoke to her, she answered her, for a real prin­cess is never rude—even when she does well to be of­fen­ded.
    MidnightLunahas quoted4 years ago
    There was no invention, they said, of the most lawless imagination expressed by pen or pencil, that could surpass the extravagance of their appearance.

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