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F.H. Burnett: Little Lord Fauntleroy

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction, Travel & Adventure

Little Lord Fauntleroy is the first children’s novel written by Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett, English playwright and author, published as a serial in the St. Nicholas Magazine between November 1885 and October 1886, and as a book in 1886. Frances Hodgson Burnett is widely known for her children’s stories, in particular Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. The story takes place in the mid-1880s. Young Cedric Errol lives with his mother in New-York in poverty after death of his father. One day an English lawyer named Haversham visited them with a message from Cedric’s grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt. Cedric inherited the title of Lord Fauntleroy, the Earldom and a vast estate. The Fauntleroy suit, described by Burnett and released in drawings created a major dress fashion for American middle-class children till the turn of the 20th century.

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