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The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

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The Princess and the Goblin

by MacDonald, George

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  • Hardcover
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ISBN 10
0679428100
ISBN 13
9780679428107
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New York: Everyman's Library, 1993. Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine. Arthur Hughes. 238pp. Octavo [21cm]. Blue cloth over boards, with gilt and black titles and details, and an illustrated label on the front board. Charming pictorial endpapers. Gilt and black on spine has begun to rub off. Black-and-white illustrations by Arthur Hughes.

Synopsis

George Macdonald (1824-1905) was born at Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where his father was a miller and his family Congregationalists. As a young man he was ordained a minister of the Congregational church but he resigned after a disagreement with his deacons over doctrine, and from 1853 he earned his living by lecturing and writing, often in poor health, which meant periodic travelling in search of purer air for his lungs. In 1851 he married Louisa Powell, with whom he spent a long and happy life, sadly ending in grief when three of his thirteen children died of tuberculosis and he suffered a stroke that deprived him of speech for his last five years. He was a prolific writer, yet it is his fantasies for children that have survived. The Princess and the Goblin was the second of these, published first as a serial in Good Words for the Young , a periodical of which he became editor for a short time in 1869. About a hundred years later W.H. Auden wrote, 'To me, George MacDonald's most extraordinary, and precious, gift is his ability, in all his stories, to create an atmosphere of goodness about which there is nothing phone or moralistic. Nothing is rarer in literature.'

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Bookseller
Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
57735
Title
The Princess and the Goblin
Author
MacDonald, George
Illustrator
Arthur Hughes
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
Reprint
ISBN 10
0679428100
ISBN 13
9780679428107
Publisher
Everyman's Library
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1993

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Cloth
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Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Octavo
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Spine
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Fine
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Reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.

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