The Princess and Curdie
Curdie has a strange gift: he can tell who anybody is by reading their hands. But he's not sure what good that is when the kingdom starts falling apart. Along with his trusty monster, he must decide what to believe,...
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Curdie has a strange gift: he can tell who anybody is by reading their hands. But he's not sure what good that is when the kingdom starts falling apart. Along with his trusty monster, he must decide what to believe, who to help, and who to fight when the king grows mysteriously sick and the princess is helpless. Sequel to the classic fantasy The Princess and the Goblin, The Princess and Curdie is a clever fable of falsehood versus truth and appearance versus reality.
"I have never concealed the fact that I regarded MacDonald] as my master; indeed I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him."
C. S. Lewis
"It is a striking indication of the trend and shallowness of the modern reading public that George MacDonald's books have been so neglected."
George MacDonald (1824-1905), Scottish poet, preacher, and novelist was one of the most original and influential writers of Victorian Britain. He wrote over 50 books with millions of copies sold, and he was one of the most popular authors of the day on both sides of the Atlantic. Drawn to the pulpit early, MacDonald eventually left to pursue his writing. Numbered among Dickens, Trollope, and other giants of the age as a novelist, MacDonald ended his career with over 50 books ranging from fantastical literature, to children's stories, to critical essays, and numerous novels. In addition to writing, MacDonald lectured extensively. MacDonald's fiction combined the man's immense spiritual understanding with his innate storytelling ability. His works have influenced writers like C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and many others.- Publisher.