Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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A seven-year-old boy is transported from the mean streets of nineteenth-century New York to the splendor of his grandfather’s English manor in this beloved classic of children’s literature. Young Cedric is astonished to find himself in possession of the title of Lord Fauntleroy and dismayed at his separation from his adored mother during the schooling for his new position. The Earl of Dorincourt, Cedric’s crotchety grandfather, intends to instruct Cedric in the manners of the peerage; as it happens, the child teaches the man some valuable lessons about the true meaning of nobility.
Written by the author of A Little Princess and The Secret Garden, Little Lord Fauntleroy has enchanted generations of readers. Its conviction that nothing in the world is as strong as a kind heart has made the lovable lordling’s name synonymous with his gentle sincerity and tenderness.
“Compellingly readable.” — Horn Book.

About Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote for children and adults, publishing both plays and novels. She was born in Manchester, England, on November 24, 1849. Her father, who owned a furniture store, died when she was only four years old. Her mother struggled to keep the family business running while trying to raise five children. Finally, because of the failing Manchester economy, the family sold the store and immigrated to the United States. In 1865 they settled just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. Hoping to offset her family's continuing financial troubles, Burnett began to submit her stories to women's magazines. She was immediately successful. In the late 1860s her stories were published in nearly every popular American magazine. Burnett helped to support her family with income from the sale of her stories, even saving enough to finance a trip back to England, where she stayed for over a year. In 1879, Burnett published her first stories for children; two of her most popular are A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. In contrast to an extremely successful career, Burnett's personal life held many challenges. Her son Lionel was diagnosed with tuberculosis at age 15, from which he never recovered. His death inspired several stories about dead or dying children. Burnett lived her later years on Long Island, New York. She died in 1924.
Published April 1, 2004 by 321 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History, Education & Reference, Travel, Comics & Graphic Novels, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment, Westerns. Fiction

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Fyrefly's Book Blog

A Little Princess is my favorite book from my childhood, if not ever, and I’d always heard this referenced but never read it – or even knew what it was about.How long has it been on my TBR pile?

Oct 27 2010 | Read Full Review of Little Lord Fauntleroy

Jen Robinson's Book Page

With a book this well-known, it's hard to know where one's own experience in reading the book leaves off, and general knowledge takes over.

Jan 16 2007 | Read Full Review of Little Lord Fauntleroy

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