Princess Irene lives in a lonely mountain castle with only her nursemaid, Lootie, for company. Her mother is dead and her father, the King, is away. One day, while outside the castle near dark, the Princess and Lootie are chased by the goblins that live underground and only venture near the surface in the dark. What do the goblins want with the Princess? And can the friendly young miner Curdie discover their plot in time to thwart it? This edition is presented complete and unabridged in a large easy to read font, with all the original delightful illustrations.