Little Lord Fauntleroy (Google eBook)

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Digireads.com Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction
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Little Lord Fauntleroy 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 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.
  

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Stephen Prickett
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About the author (2004)

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.

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