Table of Contents

George MacDonald: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Illustrations
A Note on the Texts

The Princess and the Goblin
The Light Princess
The Giant’s Heart
The Golden Key
The History of Photogen and Nycteris: A Day and Night Märchen

Appendix A: Contemporary Reviews

1. The Princess and the Goblin

  1. From “Christmas Book,” Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art (1871)
  2. Sidney Colvin, Academy (1872)
  3. From “Christmas Books,” Athenaeum (1871)
  4. From “Belles Lettres,” Westminster Review (1872)
  5. Netta Syrett, “On the Right Choice of Books for Children,” Academy and Literature (1903)

2. Dealings with the Fairies

  1. London Review of Politics, Society, Literature, Art, and Science (1867)
  2. Dealings with the Fairies, ‘Where more is meant than meets
    the Ear,’” The British Quarterly Review (1867)
  3. From “Our Book Club,” Eclectic Review (1867)
  4. Athenaeum (1893)

Appendix B: MacDonald on the Imagination

  1. “The Fantastic Imagination” (1893)
  2. “The Imagination: Its Functions and Its Culture” (1867)

Appendix C: Victorian Fairy Tales

  1. From John Ruskin, The King of the Golden River (1851)
  2. From William Makepeace Thackeray, The Rose and the Ring or The History of Prince Giglio and Prince Bulbo (1855)
  3. From Norman Macleod, The Gold Thread: A Story for the Young (1861)

Appendix D: MacDonald’s Composition and the Manuscript of The Princess and the Goblin

Select Bibliography

Posted on November 2, 2015