Synopses & Reviews
A mysterious silver-haired woman and a brave young miner help prevent a mischievous pack of subterranean creatures from kidnapping a little princess and flooding the passageways of a mine. An unabridged classic of juvenile fiction from a master storyteller offers youngsters thrill-packed entertainment along with valuable lessons about bravery and loyalty.
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 "time of trouble. " "Trouble," 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."
A plot to kidnap a little princess and flood the passageways of a mine is thwarted when a mysterious silver-haired woman and a brave young miner help repel some devilish subterranean creatures.
Table of Contents
I. Why the Princess Has a Story About Her
2. The Princess Loses Herself
3. The Princess and-We Shall See Who
4. What the Nurse Thought of It
5. The Princess Lets Well Alone
6. The Little Miner
7. The Mines
8. The Goblins
9. The Hall of the Goblin Palace
10. The Princess's King-Papa
II. The Old Lady's Bedroom
12. A Short Chapter About Curdie
13. The Cobs' Creatures
14. That Night Week
15. Woven and Then Spun
16. The Ring
18. Curdie's Clue
19. Goblin Counsels
20. Irene's Clue
2l. The Escape
22. The Old Lady and Curdie
23. Curdie and His Mother
24. Irene Behaves like a Princess
25. Curdie Comes to Grief
26. The Goblin-Miners
27. The Goblins in the King's House
28. Curdie's Guide
30. The King and the Kiss
3l. The Subterranean Waters
32. The Last Chapter