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The Princess and Curdie [with Biographical Introduction] [Kindle Edition]

George MacDonald
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Product Description

"The Princess and Curdie" is George MacDonald's 1883 sequel to "The Princess and the Goblin" in which we find Princess Irene and Curdie a year or two older. In this fantastical adventure Princess Irene and Curdie must overthrow a set of corrupt ministers who are poisoning Irene's father, the king. When Curdie meets Irene's mysterious Grandmother he is sent off on a quest with a strange dog-like creature named Lina, who was once human, to help save Irene's father. A classic tale of fantasy, "The Princess and Curdie" is one of George MacDonald's most perfect children's tales.

About the Author

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 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."

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 304 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1404325891
  • Publisher: Digireads.com (1 July 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC25IS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #766,503 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
My parents read me this book when I was about 8. I adored it then because of the story. Currently I am reading it to my two boys (ages 7 and 10). They seem to be enjoying it every bit as much as I did 30 years ago. Rereading as an adult the book seems even better than I had remembered as a child.
Why is this book so good? For children, the plot grips like a vice. Although it is fantastic there is a real credibility about the way it illuminates human nature. For adults, this book reconnects us with those values that contribute most to our lives: honesty, loyalty, faith and courage in an original and refreshing manner (even though it was first published in 1882).
The language is old fashioned and quite difficult to read out loud however this has in no way dampened my sons enthusiasm for the story. Older readers will find the Victorian language adds beauty and authenticity.
If you are looking for a cracking good book to read out loud to children that will connect them with good values in a refreshing and imaginative way, you cannot do better than "The Princess and Curdie".
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than the first 24 Feb 1997
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
One of the few sequels better than its predecessor, this is a beautiful fairy tale about a young boy who saves a kingdom from its greed and selfishness. George MacDonald has taken a more social turn in this book in comparison to the first, "The Princess and the Goblin", dealing with human nature in a most clever way. It's only a fairy tale, of course; but it's one of my favorites.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Nasty edition 27 Feb 2013
By MAR
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I needed to replace my original Puffin copy, which has mysteriously vanished. This is horrid. It's badly copy-edited, if at all, full of typos. An unsympathetic font and page size. I also have issue with the cover illustration: it's irrelevant to the story as there are no goblins in this part of the story; this is anyway a picture of a troll, not a goblin; and someone has used a beautiful John Bauer picture inappropriately.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not that great -previous book is better 31 Mar 2013
By hannah
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Thought it would be a nice fairy tale, turns out to have a depressingly annoying and sad ending. It's quite morally but I'm just annoyed about the bad finish. However I still give two stars because some of the scenic descriptions beautiful and there are some nice aspects.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Victorian classic 31 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A wonderful adventure and love story written in beautiful prose, very funny, a liitle scary and very uplifting. The Princess and The Goblin is just as good.
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