The Little Lame Prince
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The Little Lame Prince

By Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
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The Little Lame Prince and his Travelling Cloak (often published under its shorter title The Little Lame Prince) is a story for children written by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik and first published in 1875. In the story, the young Prince Dolor, whose legs are paralysed due to a childhood trauma, is exiled to a tower in a wasteland. As he grows older, a fairy godmother provides a magical travelling cloak so he can 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 he becomes 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. However, 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.
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Table of Contents
  • THE LITTLE LAME PRINCE
  • [Pseudonym of Maria Dinah Craik]
  • THE LITTLE LAME PRINCE
  • CHAPTER I
    • Yes, he was the most beautiful Prince that ever was born.
  • CHAPTER II
  • CHAPTER III
  • CHAPTER IV
  • CHAPTER V
  • CHAPTER VI
  • CHAPTER VII
  • CHAPTER VIII
  • CHAPTER IX
  • CHAPTER X
  • THE INVISIBLE PRINCE
  • PRINCE CHERRY
  • THE PRINCE WITH THE NOSE
  • THE FROG-PRINCE
  • CLEVER ALICE
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