Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

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Penguin, 2005 - Fiction - 241 pages
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Hugely popular when it was first published in 1903 and admired by authors from Jack London to Mark Twain, this delightful novel introduced a heroine as irrepressible and fun-loving as Tom Sawyer, who would serve as a role model for a century of American girls and women. When ten-year-old Rebecca Randall comes to live with flinty aunt Miranda and her sentimental sister Jane in a small town in Maine, they expect to turn her into a proper young lady. Instead, Rebecca will end up changing them. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is as charming today as it was one hundred years ago and is unexpectedly poignant in its evocation of an America contemplating the choices open to women facing their futures in a new era.

* First time in Penguin Classics
* Includes introduction, suggestions for further reading, and explanatory notes

 

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

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Growing up on the Shirley Temple version of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm I wanted to read the book. I am very happy that Rebecca did not land up in Hollywood. This is a Pollyanna like story sweet. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
vii
Suggestions for Further Reading
xxiii
A Note on the Text
xxv
WE ARE SEVEN
7
REBECCAS RELATIONS
20
A DIFFERENCE IN HEARTS
25
REBECCAS POINT OF VIEW
33
WISDOMS WAYS
38
SEASONS OF GROWTH
112
GRAY DAYS AND GOLD
120
REBECCA REPRESENTS THE FAMILY
126
DEACON ISRAELS SUCCESSOR
133
A CHANGE OF HEART
140
THE SKY LINE WIDENS
147
CLOVER BLOSSOMS AND SUNFLOWERS
156
THE HILL DIFFICULTY
166

SUNSHINE IN A SHADY PLACE
47
RIVERBORO SECRETS
53
COLOR OF ROSE
59
ASHES OF ROSES
64
RAINBOW BRIDGES
71
THE STIRRING OF THE POWERS
77
SEE THE PALE MARTYR
83
SNOWWHITE ROSERED
92
MR ALADDIN
98
THE BANQUET LAMP
105
ALADDIN RUBS HIS LAMP
172
ROSES OF JOY
179
OVER THE TEACUPS
188
THE VISION SPLENDID
195
TH INEVITABLE YOKE
202
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
210
GOODBY SUNNYBROOK
216
AUNT MIRANDAS APOLOGY
221
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Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856–1923) was a teacher, lecturer, and editor, as well as a writer of novels and short stories for adults and children.
Shawn Thomson is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Kansas.

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