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The Princess and the Goblin - (Illustrated) (Paperback) Loot Price: R166 Discovery Miles 1 660
The Princess and the Goblin - (Illustrated) (Paperback): George MacDonald
The Princess and the Goblin - (Illustrated) (Paperback): George MacDonald

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The Princess and the Goblin - (Illustrated) (Paperback)

George MacDonald; Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith

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"We are all very anxious to be understood, and it is very hard not to be. But there is one thing much more necessary.'
What is that, grandmother?'
To understand other people.'
Yes, grandmother. I must be fair - for if I'm not fair to other people, I'm not worth being understood myself. I see."
George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblin
The Princess and the Goblin is a children's fantasy novel by George MacDonald. It was published in 1872 by Strahan & Co.
The sequel to this book is The Princess and Curdie.
Anne Thaxter Eaton writes in A Critical History of Children's Literature that The Princess and the Goblin and its sequel "quietly suggest in every incident ideas of courage and honor." Jeffrey Holdaway writing in New Zealand Art Monthly said that both books start out as "normal fairytales but slowly become stranger," and that they contain layers of symbolism similar to that of Lewis Carroll's work.
Film adaptations
In the 1960s, the novel was adapted in animated form by Jay Ward for his Fractured Fairy Tales series. This version involved a race of innocent goblins who are forced to live underground. The goblin king falls in love with a princess, but a prince saves her by reciting poetry because goblins hate it.
A full-length animated adaptation of the book, directed by Jozsef Gemes, was released in 1992 in the United Kingdom, and in June 1994 in the United States. This Hungary/Wales/Japan co-production, created at Budapest's PannoniaFilm, Japan's NHK, and S4C and Siriol Productions in Great Britain, starred the voices of Joss Ackland, Claire Bloom and William Hootkins. The film's producer, Robin Lyons, also wrote the screenplay. However, it was not well received commercially nor critically upon its U.S. release from Hemdale Film Corporation in summer 1994, reportedly grossing only $1.8 million domestically and receiving mainly negative reviews (compared to Disney's very successful The Lion King that was released during the same month in the United States).
The film's title is "De Prinses van het Zonnevolk" in Dutch (English: The Princess of the Sun-people), "Prinsessan og durtarnir" in Icelandic (The Princess and the Trolls), and "La princesse et la foret magique" (The princess and the magic forest) in French.


Imprint: CreateSpace
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2014
First published: 2014
Authors: George MacDonald
Illustrators: Jessie Willcox Smith
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 176
ISBN-13: 978-1-4949-5414-7
Barcode: 9781494954147
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > Fairy tales, folk tales, fables, magical tales & traditional stories
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Fables, Magical Tales & Traditional Stories
LSN: 1-4949-5414-1

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