The Princess and the Goblin, by George MacDonald

Table of Contents

  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. Spring-Time
  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. Mason-Work
  30. The King and the Kiss
  31. The Subterranean Waters
  32. The Last Chapter


  1. She ran for some distance, turned several times, and then began to be afraid.
  2. She clapped her hands with delight, and up rose such a flapping of wings.
  3. “Never mind, Princess Irene,” he said. “You mustn’t kiss me to-night. But you sha’n’t break your word. I will come another time.”
  4. In an instant she was on the saddle, and clasped in his great strong arms.
  5. “Come,” and she still held out her arms.
  6. The goblins fell back a little when he began, and made horrible grimaces all through the rhyme.
  7. Curdie went on after her, flashing his torch about.
  8. There sat his mother by the fire, and in her arms lay the princess fast asleep.

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