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A Little Princess illustrated By Frances Burnett
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A Little Princess is a 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is a revised and expanded version of Burnett's 1888 serialised novel entitled Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss... More > Minchin's Boarding School, which was published in St. Nicholas Magazine. According to Burnett, she had been composing a play based on the story when she found out a lot of characters she had missed. The publisher asked her to publish a new, revised story of the novella, producing the novel< Less
The Secret Garden By Frances Burnett
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THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnett In LARGE PRINT. Read it easily even with low vision (partial sight) -- or with "normal" sight if you hate to squint at tiny text. Mary, Mary,... More > quite contrary, How does your garden grow? The story starts in India in a time of cholera, and almost ends in Europe near the Austrian Tyrol, at the Lake of Como. But there is one last eloquent scene -- in the garden. Not just Mary's garden, but Mary's and Colin's and Dickon's and all. Mary is no longer contrary, and Colin has been transformed with treatment far better than Prozac. This trivial, sentimenal story was written in 1911, so it's old-fashioned to boot. But read it. If your heart's near the garden, these young people will touch it.< Less
A Lady of Quality (Illustrated) By 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... More > 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.< Less
A Little Princess (Illustrated) By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Summary: Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies, but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.
The Little Princess: A Play for Children By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Frances Hodgson Burnett’s own theatrical adaptation of her classic novel. Sara Crewe finds herself orphaned and penniless, living in a London boarding school where she is at the mercy of the... More > cruel headmistress Miss Minchen. The original Broadway production was hailed as “a gem.” The play, long out of print, is revived in this new edition from Theatre Arts Press.< Less
The Secret Garden (Illustrated) By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of... More > Burnett's most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English children's literature.< Less
A Little Princess By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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A Little Princess is a 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett . Once upon a time motherless seven-year-old Sara Crewe, who was raised in India by her affluent and adoring father, Captain... More > Ralph Crewe. But ever since her father died, leaving Sara alone and penniless, she's been caught in the cruel clutches of Miss Minchin, the headmistress at the Select Seminary for Young Ladies, where Sara once studied. But no matter how terrible things get, Sara always has her imagination and goodness of heart to carry her through. This timeless tale of a poor orphan has won children's hearts for a century--and continues to be a favorite.< Less
A Little Princess By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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A Little Princess is a 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett . Once upon a time motherless seven-year-old Sara Crewe, who was raised in India by her affluent and adoring father, Captain... More > Ralph Crewe. But ever since her father died, leaving Sara alone and penniless, she's been caught in the cruel clutches of Miss Minchin, the headmistress at the Select Seminary for Young Ladies, where Sara once studied. But no matter how terrible things get, Sara always has her imagination and goodness of heart to carry her through. This timeless tale of a poor orphan has won children's hearts for a century--and continues to be a favorite.< Less
A Little Princess By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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"A Little Princess" is a children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Seven-year-old Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin’s London school, is left in poverty when her father dies. Miss... More > Minchin turns Sara into a servant, requiring her to work without pay in exchange for food and a place to live. Far from being spoiled, Sara is a bright, imaginative, and empathetic child who loves books and storytelling. In short order she befriends even the most outcast of her fellow pupils, as well as the scullery maid Becky. For the next three years, Sara is overworked and half-starved. In her loneliness, she uses her imagination to comfort herself, turning her attic room into the Bastille and Becky into a fellow prisoner. The novella has been inspired in part by Charlotte Brontë's unfinished novel, Emma.< Less
Little Lord Fauntleroy (Illustrated) By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Little Lord Fauntleroy is a children's novel. It is the story of Cedric Errol who is living in poverty with his mother in New York. When his father, an Englishman who was disinherited for marrying an... More > American, dies, Cedric is summoned to England by his grandfather. Cedric's grandfather, an Earl, intends to transform Cedric into a lord so that he may one day take his place as the lord of the manner. However, it is Cedric who transforms his grandfather with his kind-heartedness and helps to bring his estranged mother finally together with his grandfather.< Less