Synopses & Reviews
When Sara's privileged status at her boarding school comes to an abrupt end, the former favorite finds herself penniless and at the mercy of a vindictive headmistress. This Victorian-era tale's use of imagination and generosity to make the best of life and losses remains a source of inspiration and enchantment.
Young Sara Crewe's privileged status at an English boarding school comes to an abrupt end with her father's sudden death. Left penniless and at the mercy of a vindictive headmistress, Sara employs her lively imagination and generosity of spirit to make the best of the bleak reality of her life and losses. Her pluck and optimism attract the notice of a mysterious benefactor, and the former princess finds herself returned to riches after a heart-rending experience among the poor of Victorian London. This new and unabridged edition of an enduring favorite is certain to please a wide audience of young readers.
Throughout her long and successful career, Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) had a reputation for delighting readers with stories about people whose desperate situations always seemed to improve by the last chapter. This charming piece of fiction, first published nearly a century ago and more recently the basis of an acclaimed motion picture follows that pattern.
Its young heroine, Sara Crewe, falls upon hard times at an English boarding school when her father suddenly dies. Left penniless and at the mercy of a vindictive headmistress, Sara manages despite a multitude of adversities to maintain her optimistic outlook and usual goodness, qualities that do not go unnoticed by a mysterious benefactor who eventually transforms her life.
Set in large, easy-to-read type and newly illustrated by artist Thea Kliros, A Little Princess will captivate romantics of all ages as it tells the riches-to-rags-to-riches tale of a winsome young miss."
Sara Crewe's privileged status at her boarding school ends when her father dies. Left penniless and at the mercy of a vindictive headmistress, Sara retains her pluck and optimism, which attract the notice of a mysterious benefactor.
Left penniless and at the mercy of a vindictive headmistress when her father dies, Sara prevails through pluck, optimism, and imagination.
Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.
When Sara's privileged status comes to an abrupt end and she finds herself penniless, the plucky heroine uses her imagination and generosity of spirit to make the best of life.
Table of Contents
The Whole of the Story
2. A French Lesson
6. The Diamond-Mines
7. The Diamond-Mines Again
8. In the Attic
10. The Indian Gentleman
11. Ram Dass
12. The Other Side of the Wall
13. One of the Populace
14. What Melchisedec Heard and Saw
15. The Magic
16. The Visitor
17. "It Is the Child!"
18. "I Tried Not to Be" 184
19. "Anne" 195