Tonight, we’ll read the next part 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 November 6th, 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, Princess Irene found her way back to her mysterious great-great-great-great-grandmother, after she couldn’t sleep due to an injury from pricking her finger earlier in the day.