Little Lord Fauntleroy

Front Cover
Simon and Schuster, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 261 pages
10 Reviews
At the age of sixteen Frances Hodgson Burnett moved to Tennessee with her bankrupt family and began writing for American magazines as means to support herself. Over two decades later Burnett published "Little Lord Fauntleroy," modeling the character after her son Vivian. Burnett's text and Reginald Birch's original illustrations helped popularize a very romantic style of dress for boys -- a velvet suit with a broad lace collar -- in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4
4 stars
4
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - vonze - LibraryThing

Little Lord Fauntleroy is a sweet tale about a father-less, American boy named Cedric who finds himself the heir to an English earldom. The story is sorta in the vein of other classic books, like Anne ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

I am always at something of a loss to explain my abiding love for Little Lord Fauntleroy, which must be included, along with The Secret Garden and A Little Princess, among the author's better known ... Read full review

Contents

A Great Surprise
1
Cedrics Friends
16
Leaving Home
52
In England
61
At the Castle
68
The Earl and his Grandson
108
At Church
141
Learning to Ride
152
The Poor Cottages
166
The Earl Alarmed
176
Anxiety in America
205
The Rival Claimants
221
Dick to the Rescue
235
The Exposure
244
His Eighth Birthday
251
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Victorian Fantasy
Stephen Prickett
Limited preview - 2005
All Book Search results »

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.

Polly Horvath is the Newbery Honor author of "Everything on a Waffle." She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Bibliographic information