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by George MacDonald

  • ISBN: 1407641069
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: George MacDonald
  • Subcategory: Literary
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HardPress Publishing (January 29, 2010)
  • Pages: 48 pages
  • FB2 size: 1427 kb
  • EPUB size: 1897 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
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Unfortunately, the king forgot without intending to forget; and so the chance fell upon the Princess Makemnoit, which was awkward.

Unfortunately, the king forgot without intending to forget; and so the chance fell upon the Princess Makemnoit, which was awkward. For the princess was the king's own sister; and he ought not to have forgotten her. But she had made herself so disagreeable to the old king, their father, that he had forgotten her in making his will; and so it was no wonder that her brother forgot her in writing his invitations. But poor relations don't do anything to keep you in mind of them.

In The Light Princess, published in 1864, the cruel aunt Makemnoit curses her hapless . George MacDonald was a playwright, poet and Christian minister

In The Light Princess, published in 1864, the cruel aunt Makemnoit curses her hapless niece to become bereft of gravity! The spell she chants says, Light of spirit, by my charms. Light of body, every part. Never weary human arms. George MacDonald was a playwright, poet and Christian minister. He deeply influenced many people and was mentor to children's writer, Lewis Carroll, whom he encouraged to publish Alice after it was first written. He also had a great impact on other writers like Mark Twain, Tolkein and Walter de la Mare. His circle of friends included Ruskin, Tennyson, Trollope, Dickens and Wilkie Collins. In America he was admired by Walt Whitman and Longfellow.

автор: Джордж Макдональд (George MacDonald). The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Light Princess, by George MacDonald. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever

автор: Джордж Макдональд (George MacDonald). Читать на английском и переводить текст. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at ww. utenberg. Title: The Light Princess. Author: George MacDonald. Posting Date: July 26, 2008 Release Date: October, 1996. Produced by Jo Churcher. HTML version by Al Haines.

Librivox recording of The Light Princess, by George MacDonald

Librivox recording of The Light Princess, by George MacDonald. Read by Laura Fox. Plenty of princesses have been cursed by wicked witches, but the curse placed on this princess by her evil aunt is an unusual one: it removes all the princess's gravity. What can break the curse before the princess floats away? Perhaps the best thing for her would be to fall in love, but how a person with no gravity can fall in anything is just the problem. summary by LauraFox).

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 is a Scottish fairy tale by George MacDonald. It was published in 1864. Drawing on inspiration from "Sleeping Beauty", it tells the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, both literally and metaphorically, until she finds a love that brings her down to earth. An animated version was released in 1978.

The Light Princess book. George MacDonald’s masterful teaching on the subject of sacrificial love is delivered eloquently in the events and characters of this engaging The Light Princess is a short story that is warm and humorous, with a surprisingly poignant conclusion. A princess doomed by a witch to lose her gravity results in a silly heroine that has neither physical nor spiritual weight.

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Reviews about The Light Princess (7):
Nilarius
This story was originally published as a chapter in MacDonald's "Adela Cathcart," a novel about a young woman in decline, and how her family and friends write stories and poetry for her in hopes of renewing her interest in life. "The Light Princess" is the first story, told by the book's narrator, a middle-aged bachelor who thinks of Adela as a niece. Like "The Light Princess," most of the stories in "Adela Cathcart" are available either individually or in other collections.

I first read "The Light Princess" as a standalone many years ago, and I've read it at least a dozen times since. What can I say? As much as I love "The Princess and the Goblin" and "Sir Gibbie," this is my very favorite George MacDonald story. I love the prince, the puns, and the point MacDonald makes, and I unashamedly cannot get through it dry-eyed. If you love stories about princesses (and as MacDonald once said, in God's eyes, every little girl is a princess), then this is a must-read. Written in 19th-century English, the language may be archaic, but the story is immortal.
Samuhn
I bought this book to donate to our school library. The Light Princess was a favorite of mine and I wanted to share it with other children. I thought this cover was most attractive, so I chose this copy. I wish I hadn't. It was shipped in a padded envelope, but with no warnings to keep flat. So it was folded into thirds to be shoved in my mailbox. The spine is damaged.

Opening the package, I noticed the cover was pixelated. It looked as though the illustration was a jpg taken off the Internet at too low a resolution for the size (a standard 8.5X11 sheet of paper). Sure enough, the entire book looks like it was printed and bound by a local office store. In fact, it was marked at the back as printed the day I purchased it. That, in and of itself, isn't an issue. However, there was no thought to font choice or formatting. The chapters start at the top of the page and continue until the end in one block. It doesn't look like a beloved book so much as a self published school report. I should have gone to our local used book store and gotten two decent copies for the same price.

Shoccked, I reread the description and it only describes the story, not this self published book. I feel it's a shame that someone can make money off of books no longer protected by copyright and then don't even go to the effort of doing the author's work justice.
Bodwyn
A lovely fairy tale about a princess who has been cursed by her wicked aunt as an infant and can not feel gravity. A prince looking for a princess and stumbles upon our "light" princess. Boy falls in love, there's a dilemma, boy saves girl, they live happily ever after. Cute short tale. I have never read this story before and I found some of the words to be a little bit hard to understand if a child were to read it, other than that, it was a delightful tale.
Iell
Short and sweet. Electronic version has some typos. Recommended for children and also for the adult who wants something light, old fashioned, and quirky that does not require any emotional effort. Great for before bed, on the beach, or anytime you want distraction that does not insult the intelligence.
Unnis
This is the first time I read this 19th century fairytale. I'm wondering if these fairy tales that most of my generation grew up with would still work with today's young child? Would even the young parent know how important it is to develop a child's imagination? Might be an interesting experiment to read it to a child or grandchild now.... before they get involved with computers that do your own thinking for you.
INvait
I love this book and MacDonald's style. A beautiful fairy tale. I was disappointed in the cover of the book though - it is a low resolution picture of Alphonse Mucha's "Spring". It's rather pixelated...and it has nothing to do with the story, which is fine, but I really wish it was high resolution to show of Mucha's beautiful work.
Danial
The Light Princess is one of my favorite stories ever! I would love it if there was an adaptation got smaller children- would make a wonderful bedtime story. Anyways, if you like C.S. Lewis and Grimm fairytales, you will love George MaDonald's fantasy stories!
...Never weary human arms-Only crush thy parents' heart!" Enjoyable fairy tale, my favorite passage being "He had fallen in love with her almost, already; for her anger made her more charming than any one else had ever beheld her..." Fine book and a good buy only made better if you can find it as part of a worthy collection.

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