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The Princess and Curdie [NOOK Book]

Overview

This classic tale by master Scottish story teller George Macdonald is the story of Princess Irene and her friend Curdie who are having to overthrow a set of corrupt ministers who are poisoning Irene's father, the king.

George MacDonald was the inspiration for authors, such as W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. C. S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of ...
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Overview

This classic tale by master Scottish story teller George Macdonald is the story of Princess Irene and her friend Curdie who are having to overthrow a set of corrupt ministers who are poisoning Irene's father, the king.

George MacDonald was the inspiration for authors, such as W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. C. S. Lewis 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."

The prequel to this book is The Princess and the Goblins.


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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016128894
  • Publisher: Joanne Panettieri
  • Publication date: 12/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 975 KB

Meet the Author

George MacDonald was a Scottish author and minister (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) known to have influenced C. S. Lewis and JRR Tolkien
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  • Posted February 26, 2010

    Terrific story, terrible format!

    The story is wonderful: full of delight, thoughtfulness, depth, engaging story, character development and emotional touchstones.

    HOWEVER--- this particular edition is terrible! The formatting is atrocious! There are hardly any margins, which makes it very hard to hold open to read, not to mention hard on the eyes. The font isn't the easiest to read, either. The illustrations are very nice, which is one reason I bought this edition, but there is no mention anywhere in the book of the illustrator's name. It feels like a cheaply made book.

    I wish I had bought a different edition. I would send this one back, but I have already opened it too far (I had a book club meeting that I had to read it for).

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    Posted January 15, 2000

    a charming fairytale continued

    MacDonald is a master storyteller, though his books are sometimes hard to find! Make sure you read the book before it, 'The Princess and the Goblin', too!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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