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The Princess and The Goblin by George MacDonald ; Illustrated with line drawings and 8 colour plates by Charles Folkard (The Children's Illustrated Classics)

The Princess and The Goblin by George MacDonald ; Illustrated with line drawings and 8 colour plates by Charles Folkard (The Children's Illustrated Classics)

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London : J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1958. Hardcover. 216 pages ; illustrated ; 22 cm. 10 shilling, 6d. dust jacket. Cloth bound. Pictorial cover with brown lettering at front and spine. Lean to spine. A touch of foxing to verso of frontispiece. Pages unmarked. Binding firm.


THE CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS
THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN
by George MacDonald

With eight illustrations in full colour and fourteen line drawings in the text by CHARLES FOLKARD

George McDonald as a writer of modern fairy-stories deserves to be better known. He had a love of country things and country ways which found their way into his delightful books. The Princess and the Goblin (published first) and The Princess and Curdie (which followed eleven years later) are certainly two of his very best tales for children, written with a complete understanding of the young audience for which they were fashioned.

The author had eleven children, and the family lived for some time in London near the Thames at Hammersmith. The house, called The Retreat, was also at a later date the home of the poet William Morris, when it became widely known as Kelmscott House. The house can still be seen today.

As titles in the Young People's Section of Everyman's Library go out of print in the original foolscap 8vo format they will be added to Dent's Children's Illustrated Classics in the two sizes of the series (8 in. by 5 5/8 in., or 8 3/4 in. by 5 5/8 in.), with the exception of those titles which appeal to an adult readership. At the same time completely new volumes, not previously published by us in any edition, will be added. A list of volumes in Dent's Children's Classics will be found on the back of this wrapper.


J. M. DENT & SONS LTD Aldine House, Bedford Street, London, W.C.2 E. P. DUTTON & CO. INC. 300 Fourth Avenue, New York 10, N.Y. Publishers of Everyman's Library


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