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The Little Lame Prince - A Vintage Book


This vintage children's story written by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik was first published in 1875 and features the story of young Prince Dolor, whose legs are paralyzed due to a childhood trauma and is exiled to a tower in a wasteland.

As he grows older, a fairy godmother provides a magical traveling cloak that allows him to see, but not touch, the world. He uses this cloak to go on various adventures, and develops great wisdom and empathy in the process, finally becoming a wise and compassionate ruler of his own land.

The author's style was to stimulate positive feelings in her young readers so that they would be motivated to adopt socially correct actions in whatever circumstances they encountered. She shows how imagination (mediated by the cloak) can lead to empathy and enlightened morality; Some critics have found a deeper theme in this story, relating to the restricted lives of respectable middle-class British Victorian women that enforced helplessness

• Original First Edition c.1964
• Measures approx. 5.75" x 7.75" x 0.5"
• PLEASE NOTE: This is a one-of-a-kind book over 50 years old, and while all of our vintage books are in great condition, all "flaws" should be considered part of it's character; Look closely at the photos and ask all questions before purchasing

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