With only her nurse, Lootie, for company, Princess Irene leads a lonely and sheltered life in her mountainous kingdom. She is unaware that goblins live in the underground mines, or that they are planning a war against those who live above the ground. With her new, plucky friend Curdie and the help of her otherworldly great-great-grandmother, Princess Irene hatches a plan to defeat the goblins and save her kingdom.
Published in 1872, George MacDonald’s The Princess and the Goblin has been translated into numerous languages and has been adapted for film and television, most notably as part of the popular Fractured Fairy Tales series in the 1960s.
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