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

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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 K. Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, in 1929. Over the course of her career she has published more than sixty books of fiction, fantasy, science fiction, children s literature, poetry, drama, criticism, and translation, and is the multiple winner of the highest awards in several fields. Among her honors are a National Book Award, a PEN/Malamud Award for short fiction, five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, twenty-one Locus Awards, the Kafka Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the National Book Foundation s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband.
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