Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess

A Little Princess is a 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is a revised and expanded version of Burnett's 1888 serialized novel entitled Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's Boarding School, which was published in St. Nicholas Magazine.
Captain Ralph Crewe, a wealthy English widower, enrolls his young daughter Sara at Miss Minchin's boarding school for girls in London, to prepare her for a life in high society. Sara enjoys a special treatment and exceptional luxuries, and Miss Minchin openly fawns over Sara for her wealth. But all that changes when Captain Ralph suddenly dies after losing all his fortune, leaving Sara in poverty and in disfavor with Miss Minchin.
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    b9247774023shared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile
    💞Loved Up
    🌴Beach Bag Book

    Wow. Just wow. I was so incredibly shook when I read this book. It was so much bette than I had imagined!

    b5971680452shared an impression3 months ago

    Though it gets quite dark for little Sara a few times, this is a generally heart-warming story, with good messages (we'd almost forget the colonial setting...)

    Kate Wolfinshared an impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile
    💞Loved Up
    🚀Unputdownable

    My favorite childhood novel. Just as good as a grown up.

Quotes

    Liana Levievahas quoted5 years ago
    If Nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart;
    Renata Bogarinhas quoted3 years ago
    "I know you by heart. You are inside my heart.
    Liana Levievahas quoted5 years ago
    though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that—warm things, kind things, sweet things—help and comfort and laughter—and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.

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