Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

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Penguin, May 31, 2005 - Fiction - 272 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.

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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

Title Page Copyright Page Introduction
WE ARE SEVEN
REBECCA S RELATIONS
A DIFFERENCE IN HEARTS
REBECCAS POINT OF VIEW
VWISDOMS WAYS
SUNSHINE IN A SHADY PLACE
RIVERBORO SECRETS
GRAY DAYS AND GOLD
REBECCA REPRESENTS THE FAMILY
DEACON ISRAELS SUCCESSOR
A CHANGE OF HEART
THE SKY LINE WIDENS
CLOVER BLOSSOMS AND SUNFLOWERS
THE HILL DIFFICULTY
ALADDIN RUBS HIS LAMP

COLOR OF ROSE
ASHES OF ROSES
RAINBOW BRIDGES
THE STIRRING OF THE POWERS
SEE THE PALE MARTYR
SNOWWHITE ROSERED
MR ALADDIN
THE BANQUET LAMP
SEASONS OF GROWTH
ROSES OF
OVER THE TEACUPS
THE VISION SPLENDID
TH INEVITABLE YOKE
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
GOODBY SUNNYBROOK
AUNT MIRANDAS APOLOGY
Explanatory Notes
Copyright

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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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