A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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A Little Princess Read Online Free - Sara Crewe, an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, is devastated when her adored, indulgent father dies. Now penniless and banished to a room in the attic, Sara is demeaned, abused, and forced to work as a servant. How this resourceful girl's fortunes change again is at the center of A Little Princess, one of the best-loved stories in all of children's literature.

This unique and fully annotated edition appends excerpts from Frances Hodgson Burnett's original 1888 novella Sara Crewe and the stage play that preceded the novel, as well as an early story, "Behind the White Brick," allowing readers to see how A Little Princess evolved. In his delightful introduction, U. C. Knoepflmacher considers the fairy-tale allusions and literary touchstones that place the book among the major works of Victorian literature, and shows it to be an exceptionally rich and resonant novel.

Title : A Little Princess
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ISBN : 0142437018
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 242 pages


Hailey rated it ★★★★★

June 15, 2016

Oh my goodness I absolutely adored this! This brought me right back to childhood since I loved the movie as a kid, so glad the book is just as good!!

Yulia rated it ★★★★★

December 04, 2013

My mother thought it completely foolish of me to buy a hardcover book and then finish it in one night (these were the days before Harry Potter and, besides, we had enough books in our house, in her opinion). But I loved owning this edition with its gorgeous images and, when I gave it to my younge...

Lola rated it ★★★★☆

September 29, 2014

The movie based on this classic was the first one ever gifted to me and that when I was eight years old. I've always had a thing for princess stories. They’re usually so beautiful and this is no exception. Although, Sara is not really a princess. But, seeing the way she acts with others, you may p...

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

January 28, 2018

"Whatever comes," she said, "cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it." Much can be said ab...

Piya rated it ★★★★☆

January 18, 2018

“If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.” What an adorable, heartwarming little book !! I believe this is the se...

Maureen rated it ★★★★★

July 22, 2016

Book #3 for #booktubeathon is DONE! I finished this audiobook on the way to work this morning and MAN do I love this story. I've loved the movie for a long time and I loved this book just as much, although the endings and elements of the story were different. Sarah is such a fantastically beautifu...

emma rated it ★★★★☆

July 11, 2017

I managed to write an almost-full review of this book. It is here!: https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... --------------------------- I can't believe I'm saying this, but...the movie really was a better story. Maybe I'll go watch that for the millionth time. This book pales in comparison to The Se...

Khadidja rated it ★★★★★

October 17, 2016

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett is the story of a little girl "Sara" whose father’s bankruptcy and death leave her impoverished, alone, and at the mercy of the evil Miss Minchin, i didn't read the book when i was a child but i loved the animation adaptation of Burnett’s book. when I...

Celeste rated it ★★★★★

December 11, 2016

Full review now posted! A buddy read with my friend Missy! Some books don’t hold up well over time. Others improve with every reading. This is a book that is firmly in the latter category for me. I liked this book a lot when I was a child. I love it as an adult. Maybe I’ve grown to adore this book...

Leore Joanne rated it ★★★★★

July 14, 2007

Downloaded this one in audio form from Librivox as well. This is one of my all time favourite books. I first read it when I was thirteen years old and a bit of an outcast at my school and it gave me strength to move on. Her way of pretending things was very familiar to me and I got so sucked into...

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