Little Lord Fauntleroy

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Simon and Schuster, 2004 - Fiction - 261 pages
12 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.
 

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User Review  - bensdad00 - LibraryThing

A character that I've constantly seen referenced but had never read. It is definitely a product of its time; slow to start and with an extremely dry wit that still caused my family to laugh out loud ... Read full review

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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

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
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Victorian Fantasy
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About the author (2004)

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester, England, but moved to America as a teenager. Little Lord Fauntleroy was published in 1886 and was dramatized during Burnett's lifetime. The story lives on today in videos and movies. Though she began writing novels for adults, she gained lasting success writing for children. She is best known for Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).

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