A Lady Of Quality

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 208 pages
16 Reviews
After their mother's death a youth desolate and strange indeed lay before them. A spinster who was a poor relation was the only person of respectable breeding who ever came near them. To save herself from genteel starvation, she had offered herself for the place of governess to them, though she was fitted for the position neither by education nor character.

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Review: A Lady Of Quality (A Lady of Quality #1)

User Review  - fearthainn - Goodreads

Terrible. None of the characters have any redeeming features, and the premise is if you're a good person it's totes okay if you murder someone! Just feed some orphans later, that totally makes up for it! Read full review

Review: A Lady Of Quality (A Lady of Quality #1)

User Review  - Lia Turnbull - Goodreads

To anyone considering reading this book I can say this: the main character is a dynamic character, which makes a great part of the book a bit frustrating, but there is a redemptive theme in the ending. Nevertheless, I'm afraid it is my least favorite of Francis Hogson Burnett's books. Read full review

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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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