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  • Author:
    George MacDonald
  • ISBN:
    0802818617
  • ISBN13:
    978-0802818614
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  • Publisher:
    Eerdmans; New Ed edition (October 24, 1980)
  • Pages:
    181 pages
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    Science Fiction & Fantasy
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George MacDonald is an incredible writer and his imagination is fabulous! . I can't speak for MacDonald's other publications, but The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories was to me an example of Victorian literature at its worst. I need to go off and reread Wee Free Men as a palate clenser.

I can't speak for MacDonald's other publications, but The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories was to me an example of Victorian literature at its worst.

The Light Princess and Other Stories (Fantasy Stories of George . George MacDonald wrote some wonderful stories. These are some of them.

The Light Princess and Other Stories (Fantasy Stories of George MacDonald). What George MacDonald does best is fantasy - fantasy that hovers between the allegorical and the mythopoeic. And this, in my opinion, he does better than any ma. - C S Lewis.

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George MacDonald was born on December 10, 1824 in Huntley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

George MacDonald was born on December 10, 1824 in Huntley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He attended University in Aberdeen in 1840 and then went on to Highbury College in 1848 where he studied to be a Congregational Minister, receiving his M. A. After being a minister for several years, he became a lecturer in English literature at Kings College in London before becoming a full-time writer. He is best known for his fantasy novels Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, At the Back of the North Wind, and Lilith and fairy tales including The Light Princess, The Golden Key, and The Wise Woman.

George MacDonald (1824 - 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had made a difference to my whole existence. Table of Contents: Novels. The Princess and the Goblin.

George MacDonald (1824-1905), the great nineteenth-century innovator of modern fantasy, influenced not only C. Lewis but also such literary masters as Charles Williams and J. Tolkien. Though his longer fairy tales Lilith and Phantastes are particularly famous, much of MacDonald s best fantasy writing is found in his shorter stories.

George MacDonald was a spiritual and literary forbear of writers such as C. . Lewis, W. Auden, G. Chesterton, and Madeleine L'Engle. Academy "It is a charming and romantic story of the English Civil Wars, and the chief scene is inside the castle which stood out the longest of all on the King's side, and where, at that very time, the rude embryonic steam-engine was at work, invented by the son of the owner. George MacDonald's best-known works are Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, At the Back of the North Wind, and Lilith, all fantasy novels, and fairy tales such as "The Light Princess", "The Golden Key", and "The Wise Woman".

Considered a pioneer of fantasy writing, MacDonald published dozens of books over the course of his career. His works include fantasy, realistic fiction, poetry, and Christian apologetics. Библиографические данные.

George MacDonald: The Complete Fantasy Collection - 8 Novels & 30+ Short Stories and Fairy Tales (Illustrated): The Princess and . start of this project gutenberg ebook the light princess and other .

George MacDonald: The Complete Fantasy Collection - 8 Novels & 30+ Short Stories and Fairy Tales (Illustrated): The Princess and the Goblin, Lilith, Phantastes, The Princess and Curdie, At the Back of the North Wind, Portent, The Lost Princess, Adela Cathcart, Dealings with the Fairies and many more. Author George MacDonald. The Gospel in George MacDonald: Selections from His Novels, Fairy Tales, and Spiritual Writings. Produced by John Bechard ([email protected]

Home Browse Books Book details, The Light Princess, and Other Stories. George MacDonald (1824-1905), the great nineteenth-century innovator of modern fantasy, influenced not only C. The Light Princess, and Other Stories. Though his longer fairy tales Lilith and Phantastes are particularly famous, much of MacDonald's best fantasy writing is found in his shorter stories.

George MacDonald (1824-1905), the great nineteenth-century innovator of modern fantasy, influenced not only C. S. Lewis but also such literary masters as Charles Williams and J. R. R. Tolkien. Though his longer fairy tales Lilith and Phantastes are particularly famous, much of MacDonald’s best fantasy writing is found in his shorter stories. In this volume editor Glenn Sadler has compiled some of MacDonald’s finest short works―marvelous fairy tales and stories certain to delight readers familiar with MacDonald and those about to meet him for the first time.

Jia
This story was originally published as a chapter in MacDonald's "Adela Cathcart," a novel about a young woman in decline, and how her family and friends write stories and poetry for her in hopes of renewing her interest in life. "The Light Princess" is the first story, told by the book's narrator, a middle-aged bachelor who thinks of Adela as a niece. Like "The Light Princess," most of the stories in "Adela Cathcart" are available either individually or in other collections.

I first read "The Light Princess" as a standalone many years ago, and I've read it at least a dozen times since. What can I say? As much as I love "The Princess and the Goblin" and "Sir Gibbie," this is my very favorite George MacDonald story. I love the prince, the puns, and the point MacDonald makes, and I unashamedly cannot get through it dry-eyed. If you love stories about princesses (and as MacDonald once said, in God's eyes, every little girl is a princess), then this is a must-read. Written in 19th-century English, the language may be archaic, but the story is immortal.
Shou
I bought this book to donate to our school library. The Light Princess was a favorite of mine and I wanted to share it with other children. I thought this cover was most attractive, so I chose this copy. I wish I hadn't. It was shipped in a padded envelope, but with no warnings to keep flat. So it was folded into thirds to be shoved in my mailbox. The spine is damaged.

Opening the package, I noticed the cover was pixelated. It looked as though the illustration was a jpg taken off the Internet at too low a resolution for the size (a standard 8.5X11 sheet of paper). Sure enough, the entire book looks like it was printed and bound by a local office store. In fact, it was marked at the back as printed the day I purchased it. That, in and of itself, isn't an issue. However, there was no thought to font choice or formatting. The chapters start at the top of the page and continue until the end in one block. It doesn't look like a beloved book so much as a self published school report. I should have gone to our local used book store and gotten two decent copies for the same price.

Shoccked, I reread the description and it only describes the story, not this self published book. I feel it's a shame that someone can make money off of books no longer protected by copyright and then don't even go to the effort of doing the author's work justice.
Buzalas
A lovely fairy tale about a princess who has been cursed by her wicked aunt as an infant and can not feel gravity. A prince looking for a princess and stumbles upon our "light" princess. Boy falls in love, there's a dilemma, boy saves girl, they live happily ever after. Cute short tale. I have never read this story before and I found some of the words to be a little bit hard to understand if a child were to read it, other than that, it was a delightful tale.
Hulis
Short and sweet. Electronic version has some typos. Recommended for children and also for the adult who wants something light, old fashioned, and quirky that does not require any emotional effort. Great for before bed, on the beach, or anytime you want distraction that does not insult the intelligence.
Mr Freeman
This is the first time I read this 19th century fairytale. I'm wondering if these fairy tales that most of my generation grew up with would still work with today's young child? Would even the young parent know how important it is to develop a child's imagination? Might be an interesting experiment to read it to a child or grandchild now.... before they get involved with computers that do your own thinking for you.
Ger
I love this book and MacDonald's style. A beautiful fairy tale. I was disappointed in the cover of the book though - it is a low resolution picture of Alphonse Mucha's "Spring". It's rather pixelated...and it has nothing to do with the story, which is fine, but I really wish it was high resolution to show of Mucha's beautiful work.
Beydar
The Light Princess is one of my favorite stories ever! I would love it if there was an adaptation got smaller children- would make a wonderful bedtime story. Anyways, if you like C.S. Lewis and Grimm fairytales, you will love George MaDonald's fantasy stories!
...Never weary human arms-Only crush thy parents' heart!" Enjoyable fairy tale, my favorite passage being "He had fallen in love with her almost, already; for her anger made her more charming than any one else had ever beheld her..." Fine book and a good buy only made better if you can find it as part of a worthy collection.