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The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
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Jan 07, 2012

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The Princess and The Goblin has a wonderfully developed setting, mild action, and is about 50 pages too long.

The setting of this story is it's strong point. MacDonald paints a vivid society, with a rugged terrain and rich history. He clearly sets up the series with this story. I found myself caring about what happens to the characters and there are enough plot points to interest both boys and girls. The female characters are strong and able minded for a story that was published in 1878. The action and mystery in this story- the flood, the mining, a mysterious woman- all help to sustain the length.

Apparently, this story is some kind of allegory about good and evil/ God and the Devil, but I feel that there are better stories out there in that genre.

Read this story for the action, mystery and imaginative setting.

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