The Princess and the Goblin

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The Princess and the Goblin  (1872) 
by George MacDonald

The Princess and the Goblin is an 1872 children's fantasy novel. It describes a princess who lives in a mountain castle above caves inhabited by goblins. This edition was illustrated by Charles Folkard, or in alternate versions by Jessie Willcox Smith and Arthur Hughes.


  1. Why the Princess Has a Story About Her
  2. The Princess Loses Herself
  3. The Princess and - We Shall See Who
  4. What the Nurse Thought of It
  5. The Princess Lets Well Alone
  6. The Little Miner
  7. The Mines
  8. The Goblins
  9. The Hall of the Goblin Palace
  10. The Princess's King-Papa
  11. The Old Lady's Bedroom
  12. A Short Chapter About Curdie
  13. The Cobs' Creatures
  14. That Night Week
  15. Woven and then Spun
  16. The Ring
  17. Springtime
  18. Curdie's Clue
  19. Goblin Counsels
  20. Irene's Clue
  21. The Escape
  22. The Old Lady and Curdie
  23. Curdie and His Mother
  24. Irene Behaves Like a Princess
  25. Curdie Comes to Grief
  26. The Goblin-Miners
  27. The Goblins in the King's House
  28. Curdie's Guide
  29. Masonwork
  30. The King and the Kiss
  31. The Subterranean Waters
  32. The Last Chapter

Gallery of Full Illustrations[edit]

Illustrations by Folkard

Illustrations by Smith & Hughes

This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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