The Princess and the Goblin (1872)
The Princess and the Goblin was published in 1872 by Strahan & Co.
The sequel to this book is The Princess and Curdie (1883), in which Princess Irene and Curdie are a year or two older, and must overthrow a set of corrupt ministers who are poisoning Irene's father, the king. Irene's grandmother also reappears and gives Curdie a strange gift and a monster called Lina to help his quest.
The Princess and the Goblin made a difference to my whole existence.
G. K. Chesterton
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