A Little Princess

A Little Princess

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
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780142437018
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    A Little Princess Reviews

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    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

    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 op...

  • Cristina Monica

    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 exc...

  • Lisa

    "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...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett A Little Princess is a children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, first published as a book in 1905. Captain Crewe, a wealthy English widower, has been rai...

  • WhatIReallyRead

    UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME. Sorry folks.Meet the characters:Sara aka the Little Princess is described as (and I'm only using words written explicitly in the book): thin, pale, with striking green eyes too...

  • Piya

    “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 t...

  • Maureen

    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, alth...

  • emma

    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 bet...

  • Clumsy Storyteller

    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...