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The Princess and Curdie
     

The Princess and Curdie

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by George MacDonald, Joanne Panettieri
 

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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

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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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Beautifully Illustrated

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016128894
Publisher:
Joanne Panettieri
Publication date:
12/24/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
998 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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Princess and Curdie 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 591 reviews.
memueller More than 1 year ago
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).
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Annisa 3 days ago
Love the story, but the digitization is horrible
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was great. I found it a little hard to understand some of the phrases and wording, but I got the main point of the book. The only thing that made me take off the 5th star was the second half of the last chapter. The hole book seamed to be about setting things right, but at the very end of the last chapter, the plot takes a twist and everything that had been set right falls even farther apart.
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