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A Little Princess  : The Story of Sara Crewe - Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess

The Story of Sara Crewe

Paperback Published: 1st March 2002
ISBN: 9780142437018
Number Of Pages: 272
For Ages: 18+ years old

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'Something will come if I think and wait a little' – in a soft, expectant voice. 'The Magic will tell me.'

Sara Crewe, an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, is devastated when her father dies. Now penniless, Sara is demeaned, abused, and forced to work as a servant. How this resourceful girl's fortunes change again is at the centre of A Little Princess.

This edition appends excerpts from Burnett's original 1888 novella Sara Crewe and the stage play, as well as an early story, 'Behind the White Brick,' allowing readers to see how one of the best-loved stories in all of children's literature 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 truly rich and resonant novel.

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by U. C. KNOEPFLMACHER

About the Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849 - 1924) was born in England and lived as an adult in both England and America. She wrote mainly for adults but is best known for her children's books. Her books include 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' and 'The Secret Garden'. U C Knoepflmacher is professor of English and Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature at Princeton.

Introductionp. vii
Suggestions for Further Readingp. xxv
A Note on the Textp. xxix
The Whole of the Storyp. 3
Sarap. 5
A French Lessonp. 14
Ermengardep. 20
Lottiep. 27
Beckyp. 35
The Diamond-Minesp. 44
The Diamond-Mines Againp. 53
In the Atticp. 71
Melchisedecp. 80
The Indian Gentlemanp. 90
Ram Dassp. 101
The Other Side of the Wallp. 109
One of the Populacep. 116
What Melchisedec Heard and Sawp. 125
The Magicp. 130
The Visitorp. 151
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ISBN: 9780142437018
ISBN-10: 0142437018
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st March 2002
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1