The Princess and the Goblin pt. 6


George Macdonald

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Tonight, we’ll read part 6 to "The Princess and the Goblin", a children’s fantasy novel, published in 1872. If you’d like to start from the beginning, the first episode aired on April 15th, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the previous episode, part four aired August 19th, 2020.

One of the most successful and beloved of Victorian fairy tales, George Macdonald’s "The Princess and the Goblin" tells the story of young Princess Irene and her friend Curdie, who must outwit the threatening goblins who live in caves beneath her mountain home. 

When we left off, Curdie, our little hero who works as a miner within the caves of the mountain, secretly follows a family of goblins to see what they are up to. As he rounds a corner, he stumbles upon what may be the headquarters of the Goblin kingdom.