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The light princess, and other tales being the complete fairy stories of George Macdonald.

George MacDonald

The light princess, and other tales being the complete fairy stories of George Macdonald.

by George MacDonald

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Published by F. Watts in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementWith original illus. by Arthur Hughes. Introduced by Roger Lancelyn Green.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ8.M1754 L15
The Physical Object
Pagination288 p.
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5847842M
LC Control Number62007163
OCLC/WorldCa1308965

Doomed to float above the ground, unable to bring her feet to earth, the princess grows up unlike any other child. Inspired by “Sleeping Beauty,” The Light Princess is George MacDonald’s “lightest” fairy tale, indulging in skillful wordplay and unrepentant puns—the . There are also short stories, such as the novella "Light Princess," about a girl who is a lightweight in mind AND body, excerpts from the dreamy fantasy novel "At The Back of the North Wind," the haunting "Shadows" that appear for a king, a "Wise Woman" who sweeps away an obnoxious princess, and several ald's stories have the sort of rich, compelling prose that the best of 19th .

  The Light Princess, for generations, has remained one of George MacDonald’s most popular fairy r, if a person were to say “I love The Light Princess”, it would be highly relevant to ask which specific publication they are referring context that The Light Princess is read from makes a difference in the way that we understand the text. This story was lovely and had all the charm of MacDonald's other "children's stories" (I put this in quotes because it may be a story for children theoretically, but I think anyone can learn or grow from it, not just children.). Folded within these few pages are life lessons, characters who grow immensely, and interesting concepts/visuals/5().

MacDonald is most famously known for his fantasy novels: The Princess and the Goblin, Lilith, Phantastes and At the Back of the North Wind and his fairy tales such as The Wise Woman, The Light Princess and The Golden Key. MacDonald famously stated that "I write, not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or. Get this from a library! The complete fairy stories of George Macdonald. [George MacDonald; Arthur Hughes] -- Nine fairy tales by the professor of literature who occasionally delighted his classes by reading his children's stories. Includes Little Daylight, The Golden Key, and The Giant's Heart.


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If one is well versed in C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams, one will find MacDonald's "The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories" familiar and friendly. Written in the s, two of these are fairy tales layered under with symbolic meaning grounded in the Gospel and Christian Eschatology, and one is the re-telling of a Norwegian story with a moral/5.

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The Light Princess: And Other Fairy Tales /5(67). This story was originally published as a chapter in MacDonald's "Adela Cathcart," a novel about a young woman in decline, and how her family and friends write stories and poetry for her in hopes of renewing her interest in life.

"The Light Princess" is the first story, told by the book's narrator, a middle-aged bachelor who thinks of Adela as a niece/5(53).

The Light Princess and Other Fairy Tales The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by George MacDonald is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original : Rabbit Room Press.

George MacDonald (10 December – 18 September ) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W.

Auden, C. Lewis, J. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit and Reviews:   MacDonald, George, Title: The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories Contents: The light princess -- The giant's heart -- The golden key.

Language: English: LoC Class: PZ: Language and Literatures: Juvenile belles lettres: Subject: Short stories Subject: Fairy tales Subject: Children's stories, English Subject: Fairy tales -- Great. The Light Princess is a Scottish fairy tale by George MacDonald.

It was published in Drawing on inspiration from "Sleeping Beauty", it tells the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, both literally and metaphorically, until she finds a love that brings her down to earth.

An animated version was released in Ina musical. MacDonald, George "The Light Princess", from Adela Cathcart (), reprinted by Johannesen Publishing (), p 4: From Roger Lancelyn Green's introduction to The Complete Fairy Tales of George MacDonald. 5: Prickett, Stephen.

Victorian Fantasy, Indiana University Press. p 6. The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories Complete with original illustrations (Illustrated) vume on The Light Princess has a great deal of Christian imagery and symbolism, but it is superficially like most fairy tales, especially Sleeping Beauty.

The end is really quite moving. Photogen and Nycteris feels a bit more like classic I give this book 5 stars really on the strength of three of its stories- The Light Princess, The History of Phtogen and Nycteris, and my favorite of all, The Wise Woman or the Lost Princess/5(66).

The Light Princess & Other Fairy Tales By: George MacDonald () George MacDonald claimed that he did not write for children, but for the child-like. Some of his longer works are clearly intended for adults, and this fantastic fiction influenced later writers such as G.K.

Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.5/5(1). I just love George MacDonald -- Scottish writer of Christian themes as well as of Fantasy,responsible for influencing the writings of G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis -- and this wonderful fairy tale of his, "The Light Princess" is my favorite of his all his children's stories (or Fantasy work in general).4/5().

The Light Princess is a simple enough tale, clearly written for children--a princess at her christening is cursed by a wicked witch with lightness (she floats blissfully about the castle all day long, and gets into all sorts of adventures, as one can easily imagine)--yet it holds a powerful spiritual truth.

Gravity, weight, sorrow, suffering--all of this the princess misses, but with all of these she Reviews:   “The Light Princess” is the first story in Penguin’s volume of George MacDonald’s The Complete Fairy Tales.

The second story is another odd and creepy tale called “The Shadows”, which I also liked, though I don’t think I completely get it.

But according to Mr. MacDonald, that’s okay, too. LibriVox recording of The Light Princess & Other Fairy Tales, by George MacDonald. Read by Clive Catterall. George MacDonald claimed that he did not write for children, but for the child-like.

Some of his longer works are clearly intended for adults, and this fantastic fiction influenced later writers such as G.K. Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. "The Complete Fairy Tales" brings together all of MacDonald's shorter fairy stories, as well as an essay on fantasy writing titled "The Fantastic Imagination".

This collection includes some of his most memorable and enduring tales, such as "The Light Princess" and "The Wise Woman". About The Complete Fairy Tales. George MacDonald occupied a major position in the intellectual life of his Victorian contemporaries. This volume brings together all eleven of his shorter fairy stories as well as his essay “The Fantastic Imagination”.

Get this from a library. The light princess and other tales: being the complete fairy stories of George Macdonald. [George MacDonald; Arthur Hughes; Roger Lancelyn Green]. The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories by George MacDonald avg rating — ratings — published — editions.

"The paper on The Fantastic Imagination," wrote George MacDonald in"had its origin in the repeated request of readers for an explanation of things in certain shorter stories I had written. It forms the preface to an American edition of my so-called Fairy Tales.".The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories George MacDonald downloads; The Hope of the Gospel George MacDonald downloads; Sir Gibbie George MacDonald downloads; The Princess and Curdie George MacDonald downloads; A Book of Strife in the Form of The Diary of an Old Soul George MacDonald downloads.The Lost Princess & Other Fairy Stories Seven enchanted fairytales by George MacDonald, including The Lost Princess, The Golden Key, The day Boy and the Night Girl, The Light Princess, The Giants Heart, Cross Purposes, The Shadows.