A Little Princess (Paperback)

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A wealthy captain in the British army brings his young daughter from India to a boarding school in London. Miss Minchin, the headmistress pampers her because of her father's wealth. When her father dies and it is revealed the money is gone, Miss Minchin strips Sara of all her belongings, forcing her to live in the attic and work as a servant. When her father's business partner comes looking for her to give her half of a diamond mine, he scours New York, not realizing that she is right next door. Will he find Sara? Will she regain her fortune and escape the evil Miss Minchin? Join us for Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic tale, listed as one of the Top 100 Books of All Time.

About the Author

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett was born on November 24, 1849 in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, England. Her father died of a stroke when she was two, causing the family to fall on hard times, eventually settling in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1865, just after the Civil War. Frances began writing for magazines to support the family, but her mother died in 1870, and she married Doctor Swan Burnett in 1873, leaving the U. S. for Paris, France. While in France, they had two children, and then returned to live in Washington, D. C., where she wrote "Little Lord Fauntleroy" in 1886. During her time there, she visited Boston and became acquainted with Louisa May Alcott and Mary Mapes Dodge, who pushed her in the direction of children's literature. Her husband's medical practice did not do well, and the family relied on Frances' writing to stay out of debt. As time progressed however, she began to suffer from depression, although she managed to begin writing stage plays as well as books. In 1890, her oldest son died from tuberculosis and she began an affair with an actor named Stephen Townsend. In 1898, Frances divorced Swan and married Townsend in 1900, living in England. As it turned out, the decade-younger Townsend only wanted her for financial support and they divorced in 1902. She did write "A Little Princess" and "The Secret Garden" while there, but returned again to the U. S. in 1907, working as a writer and editor at Children's Magazine. Burnett died on October 29, 1924, at the age of 74, in Plandome, New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781482027181
ISBN-10: 1482027186
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: January 19th, 2013
Pages: 256
Language: English

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