The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

By George McDonald; Arthur Hughes (Illustrator); Ursula K. Le Guin (Introduction by)

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780141332482, 234pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2011

Princess Irene lives in a castle in a wild and lonely mountainous region. One day she discovers a steep and winding stairway leading to a bewildering labyrinth of unused passages with closed doors - and a further stairway. What lies at the top? Can the ring the princess is given protect her against the lurking menace of the boglins from under the mountain?

About the Author
George MacDonald (I824-1905) was born and educated in Scotland. A poet and novelist, he is the author of more than fifty books, including Phantastes (l858), Dealing with the Fairies (1667), The Princess and the Goblin (1871), and The Princess and Curdie (1882). Having once declared, "I do not write for children, but for the childlike, whether of five, or fifty, or seventyfive," he is today best remembered as the creator of numerous beloved fantasies and fairy tales.

Arthur Hughes is Executive Vice President of ACS, Inc., a database marketing company in Reston, Virginia. He has been designing and maintaining marketing databases for Fortune 500 companies and others for more than a dozen years. He has taught economics at the University of Maryland for 32 years, and lectures in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia on marketing. He is a frequent contributor to various publications including "Direct", "DM News, Target Marketing, Marketing Tools, Direct Marketing" and "The International Journal of Database Marketing". He lectures at more than two dozen marketing conferences yearly in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Malaysia, and Portugal. He was a key developer of RFM for Windows, a software product for advanced marketing to customers.

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was born in 1929 in Berkeley, and lives in Portland, Oregon. As of 2014, she has published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry, and four of translation, and has received many honors and awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, and PEN/Malamud. Her most recent publications are Finding My Elegy: New and Selected Poems and The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories.