The Light Princess presents an unusual twist on the fairy tale genre. The strange curse placed on the baby princess in this tale prevents the child from having any gravity. The princess must be kept from floating away by a rope that moors her to the ground like a human balloon. Somehow she must find a way to fall in love to break the spell. A wonderful spin on the Sleeping Beauty myth, The Light Princess can be enjoyed by adults and children thanks to the masterful story telling of George MacDonald (The Princess and the Goblin).
DIVSeven beguiling tales — including the title story of a bewitched princess cursed by a lightness of body and spirit. Rich compelling prose from one of the earliest writers of fantasy. 61 illustrations. /div
Release on 2013-10-17 | by Samuel Adamson,Tori Amos
Author: Samuel Adamson,Tori Amos
Pubpsher: Faber & Faber
Category: Performing Arts
I'm done, Father, Keep your crown, I swear you'll never bring me down! I am not queen material! Once, in opposing kingdoms lived a princess and a prince who had lost their mothers. Althea, unable to cry, became light with grief and floated, and so was locked away. Digby, so heavy-hearted that he could never smile, one day declares war. Althea, forced out of hiding, escapes, only to encounter the solemn prince on contested land and the warring heirs begin a passionate affair. But for Althea to find real love, she must first face her own deepest fears.
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I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master . . . The quality that had enchanted me in his imaginative works turned out to be the quality of the real universe, the divine, magical, terrifying and ecstatic reality in which we all live." --C. S. Lewis "One of the most remarkable writers of the nineteenth century" --W. H. Auden THE LIGHT PRINCESS When the Light Princess was born, somebody screwed up an invitation to her christening and left out her evil aunt. Who was a witch! That evil aunt vented her spleen by casting a spell on the Princess that left her immune to gravity. Which was a strange (and often inconvenient!) way for things to be -- more than once the wind caught hold of her while she slept, and you can go the most amazing places on the wind if you have no weight. Then, when the princess got to be a young woman, she met a young prince and fell in love -- and the results of that love are the very essence of this tale . . . Also included in this volume are "The Giant's Heart," "The Golden Key," "Cross Purposes," and "The Shadows...Maud Humphrey (March 30, 1868 - 1940) was a commercial illustrator, water colorist, and suffragette from the United States. She was also the mother of actor Humphrey Bogart and would frequently use her young son as a model....George MacDonald (10 December 1824 - 18 September 1905) 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. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien,Walter de la Mare,E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle.C. S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read. A few hours later," said Lewis, "I knew that I had crossed a great frontier." G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence".Elizabeth Yates wrote of Sir Gibbie, "It moved me the way books did when, as a child, the great gates of literature began to open and first encounters with noble thoughts and utterances were unspeakably thrilling."Even Mark Twain, who initially disliked MacDonald, became friends with him, and there is some evidence that Twain was influenced by MacDonald.Christian author Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) wrote in Christian Disciplines, vol. 1, (pub. 1934) that "it is a striking indication of the trend and shallowness of the modern reading public that George MacDonald's books have been so neglected".In addition to his fairy tales, MacDonald wrote several works on Christian apologetics including several that defended his view of Christian Universalism.
This Work by George MacDonald is Annotated George MacDonald was born in Scotland in 1824. He is a poet, writer and novelist who was a mentor to Lewis Carroll and was very influential to CS Lewis, J.R. Tolkien, Frank Baum, Peter S. Beagle, Neil Gaiman, Lloyd Alexander, T.H. White, G.K. Chesterton and more. He was also a religious minister for a short period of time. MacDonald started off his literary career by publishing his book called David Elginbrod in 1863. From there, he continued to write poetry and fiction and was a mentor to many other writers. He is the author of a multitude of novels, stories, spiritual writings, and poetry, which includes The Princess and the Goblin, The Princess and Curdie, Robert Falconer, Lilith, The Light Princess, Phantastes, David Elginbrod, At the Back of the North Wind, The Day Boy and the Night Girl, Diary of an Old Soul and the Unspoken Sermons series. More About The Princess and Other Fairy Stories: Size - A Convenient 6x9" Glossy Cover Includes Black and White Illustrations Buy a copy of this for you and a copy as a gift for a loved one today!