A Little Princess



A Little Princess Sara Crewe, An Exceptionally Intelligent And Imaginative Student At Miss Minchin S Select Seminary For Young Ladies, Is Devastated When Her Adored, Indulgent Father Dies Now Penniless And Banished To A Room In The Attic, Sara Is Demeaned, Abused, And Forced To Work As A Servant How This Resourceful Girl S Fortunes Change Again Is At The Center Of A Little Princess, One Of The Best Loved Stories In All Of Children S Literature This Unique And Fully Annotated Edition Appends Excerpts From Frances Hodgson Burnett S Original 1888 Novella Sara Crewe And The Stage Play That Preceded The Novel, As Well As An Early Story, Behind The White Brick, Allowing Readers To See How A Little Princess Evolved In His Delightful Introduction, U C Knoepflmacher Considers The Fairy Tale Allusions And Literary Touchstones That Place The Book Among The Major Works Of Victorian Literature, And Shows It To Be An Exceptionally Rich And Resonant Novel.

Frances Eliza Hodgson was the daughter of ironmonger Edwin Hodgson, who died three years after her birth, and his wife Eliza Boond She was educated at The Select Seminary for Young Ladies and Gentleman until the age of fifteen, at which point the family ironmongery, then being run by her mother, failed, and the family emigrated to Knoxville, Tennessee Here Hodgson began to write, in order to sup Frances Eliza Hodgson was the daughter of ironmonger Edwin Hodgson, who died three years after her birth, and his wife Eliza Boond She was educated at The Select Seminary for Young Ladies and Gentleman until the age of fifteen, at which point the family ironmongery, then being run by her mother, failed, and the family emigrated to Knoxville, Tennessee Here Hodgson began to write, in order to supplement the family income, assuming full responsibility for the family upon the death of her mother, in 1870 In 1872 she married Dr Swan Burnett, with whom she had two sons, Lionel and Vivian The marriage was dissolved in 1898 In 1900 Burnett married actor Stephen Townsend until 1902 when they got divorced Following her great success as a novelist, playwright, and children s author, Burnett maintained homes in both England and America, traveling back and forth quite frequently She died in her Long Island, New York home, in 1924.Primarily remembered today for her trio of classic children s novels Little Lord Fauntleroy 1886 , A Little Princess 1905 , and The Secret Garden 1911 Burnett was also a popular adult novelist, in her own day, publishing romantic stories such as The Making of a Marchioness 1901 for older readers

[Epub] A Little Princess  By Frances Hodgson Burnett – Oldtimertips.us
  • Paperback
  • 242 pages
  • A Little Princess
  • Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • English
  • 04 December 2019
  • 0142437018

10 thoughts on “A Little Princess

  1. Hailey (HaileyinBookland) says:

    Oh my goodness I absolutely adored this This brought me right back to childhood since I loved the movie as a kid, so glad the book is just as good

  2. Yulia says:

    My mother thought it completely foolish of me to buy a hardcover book and then finish it in one night these were the days before Harry Potter and, besides, we had enough books in our house, in her opinion But I loved owning this edition with its gorgeous images and, when I gave it to my younger cousins in Singapore, believing myself ready to part with my childhood attachment to a book I wouldn t ever forget, I did mourn its loss, though I was a teenager by then and studying the dead white mal M...

  3. Lola Reviewer says:

    The movie based on this classic was the first one ever gifted to me and that when I was eight years old I ve always had a thing for princess stories They re usually so beautiful and this is no exception.Although, Sara is not really a princess But, seeing the way she acts with others, you may possibly think she is She is kind, generous, and very mature for her age When I first saw the movie, I was shocked It was beautiful yet so sad and poignant and the little eight year old girl that I was The movie based on this classic was the first one ever gifted to me and that when I was eight years old I ve always had a thing for princess stories They re usually so beautiful and this is no exception.Although, Sara is not really a princess But, seeing the way she acts with others, you may possibly think she is She is kind, generous, and very mature for her age When I first saw the movie, I was shocked It was beautiful yet so sad and poignant and the little eight year old girl that I was did not understand everything To be honest, the ending of the movie is quite abrupt and not very well e...

  4. Lisa says:

    Whatever comes, she said, cannot alter one thing If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great dealof a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it Much can be said about the improbabilities in the plot, about the desperate sentimentality and caricature of Victorian England s boarding school system It doesn t matter To me, Sarah Crewe will always remain a symbol for Whatever comes, she said, cannot alter one thing If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great dealof a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it Much can be said about the improbabilities in the plot, about the desperate sentimentality and caricature of Victorian England s boarding school system It doesn t matter To me, Sarah Cr...

  5. Maureen says:

    Book 3 for booktubeathon is DONE I finished this audiobook on the way to work this morning and MAN do I love this story I ve loved the movie for a long time and I loved this book just as much, although the endings and elements of the story were different Sarah is such a fantastically beautiful character with such a big heart for others I loved reading about her adventures and how she continued to have the attitude of a princess, regardless of her circumstances.JUST A GREAT CHILDREN S BOOK, Book 3 for booktubeathon is DONE I finished this...

  6. Piya says:

    If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great dealof a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it What an adorable, heartwarming little book I believe this is the second classic that I have read ever yeah, not a huge fan of classics .The plot is a very simple one.But, as an old wise man once stated Mysteries and complexities have their own charm but sometimesIf I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great dealof a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it What an adorable, heartwarming little book I believe this is the second classic that I have read ever yeah, not a huge fan of classics .The plot is a very simple one.But, as an old wise man once stated Mysteries and complexities have their own charm but sometimes the simplest stories are the nicest Best way to sum it up It is the story of a little girl named Sara She is remarkable an intelligent, kind girl a bit strange at times but overall remarkable She is super rich and her father spares ...

  7. emma says:

    I managed to write an almost full review of this book It is here can t believe I m saying this, butthe movie really was a better story.Maybe I ll go watch that for the millionth time.This book pales in comparison to The Secret Garden, but it was still good Hard to make an ber wealthy seven year old seem great, but this book does it Burnett KILLS it with the unlikab...

  8. Khadidja says:

    A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett is the story of a little girl Sara whose father s bankruptcy and death leave her impoverished, alone, and at the mercy of the evil Miss Minchin, i didn t read the book when i was a child but i loved the animation adaptation of Burnett s book when I did read it Meeting the real Sara for the first time it was a completely different experience for me, It makes me feel really old Never did she f...

  9. Celeste says:

    Full review now posted A buddy read with my friend Missy Some books don t hold up well over time Others improve with every reading This is a book that is firmly in the latter category for me I liked this book a lot when I was a child I love it as an adult Maybe I ve grown to adore this book because, as I age, the premise of the book and the lessons it teaches strike my heart harder I ve never experienced highs quite as high as those Sara Crewe experiences, and I ve never suffered through l Full review now posted A buddy read with my friend Missy Some books don t hold up well over time Others improve with every reading This is a book that is firmly in the latter category for me I liked this book a lot when I was a child I love it as an adult Maybe I ve grown to adore this book because, as I age, the premise of the book and the lessons it teaches strike my heart harder I ve never experienced highs quite as high as those Sara Crewe experiences, and I ve never suffer...

  10. Leore Joanne Green says:

    Downloaded this one in audio form from Librivox as well This is one of my all time favourite books I first read it when I was thirteen years old and a bit of an outcast at my school and it gave me strength to move on Her way of pretending things was very familiar to me and I got so sucked into the magic of the story.Hearing it now, I was afraid it would prove childish, as childhood favourites often do But to my delight it didn t Sarah was a bit naive at times, which doesn t conflict with th Downloaded this one in audio form from Librivox as well This is one of my all time favourite books I first read it when I was thirteen years old and a bit of an outcast at my school and it gave me strength to move on Her way of pretending things was very familiar to me and I got so sucked into the magic of the story.Hearing it now, I was afraid it would prove childish, as childhood favourites often do But to my delight it didn t Sarah was a bit naive at times, which doesn t conflict with the fact that she s a little girl, and the story was as charming as I remembered it.There s a lot of moral and reproach in the book, but the author manages to keep it lighthearted, and to make you yourself wish to become a better person This book and The secre...

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