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Little Lord Fauntleroy (Junior Classics)

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Item description for Little Lord Fauntleroy (Junior Classics) by Frances Hodgson Burnett...

Since its first publication in 1885, Little Lord Fauntleroy has become a favorite with children. The move from New York to his ancestral castle comes as a shock to both Cedric and his new-found relatives, and while he comes to terms with aristocratic ways, they become more aware of compassion and social justice. The text is read here with elegance by Teresa Gallagher, a much-admired Naxos reader whose own childhood was divided between the US and UK. Extra atmosphere added by attractive music. A generous abridgement spanning 2 CDs

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Format: Abridged,   Audiobook
Studio: Naxos AudioBooks
Pages   2
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 5.4" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Jul 1, 2007
Publisher   Naxos AudioBooks
ISBN  9626344601  
ISBN13  9789626344606  

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More About Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was an English-American playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885-6), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).

Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Cheetham, near Manchester, England. After her father died in 1852, the family eventually fell on straitened circumstances and in 1865 emigrated to the United States, settling near Knoxville, Tennessee. There, Frances began writing to help earn money for the family, publishing stories in magazines from the age of 19. In 1870 her mother died and in 1872 she married Swan Burnett, who became a medical doctor after which they lived in Paris for two years where their two sons were born before returning to the US to live in Washington D.C. There she began to write novels, the first of which (That Lass o' Lowries), was published to good reviews. Little Lord Fauntleroy was published in 1886 and made her a popular writer of children's fiction, although her romantic adult novels written in the 1890s were also popular. She wrote and helped to produce stage versions of Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess.

Burnett enjoyed socializing and lived a lavish lifestyle. Beginning in the 1880s, she began to travel to England frequently and bought a home there in the 1890s where she wrote The Secret Garden. Her oldest son, Lionel, died of tuberculosis in 1892, which caused a relapse of the depression she struggled with for much of her life. She divorced Swan Burnett in 1898 and married Stephen Townsend in 1900, and divorced him in 1902. Towards the end of her life she settled in Long Island, where she died in 1924 and is buried in Roslyn Cemetery, on Long Island.

In 1936 a memorial sculpture by Bessie Potter Vonnoh was erected in her honour in Central Park's Conservatory Garden. The statue depicts her two famous Secret Garden characters, Mary and Dickon.

Frances Hodgson Burnett lived in Manchester. Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in 1849 and died in 1924.

Frances Hodgson Burnett has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Aladdin Classics
  2. Barnes & Noble Classics
  3. Classic Starts
  4. Dover Children's Thrift Classics
  5. Dover Evergreen Classics
  6. Everyman's Library Children's Classics
  7. Penguin Classics
  8. Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
  9. Puffin Classics
  10. Puffn in Bloom
  11. Sterling Classics
  12. Tantor Unabridged Classics

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Little Lord Fauntleroy  Jul 2, 2008
I ordered this audio CD because I like childrens' classic literature and because I like to listen to audio books while on trips. When this audio CD arrived I was disappointed because on the cover it said MP3 CD. I do not have an MP3 player and have not been able to listen to the CD in the car like I planned. This product was advertised as an audiobook without mention of MP3 on your website.
A bit dated with time  May 30, 2008
Little Lord Fauntleroy is the fable of a young boy (Cedric) who is nothing short of saintly. His arrival in England as a new lord replacing his grandfather casts off the contrast of dark and light. The Earl is nothing short of a brute. Cedric is a saint. Cedric's charm, handsome looks and demeanor evolve the Uncle into a saint himself. That's the story. There really isn't a plot or some great cause and effect drama. The author's gift is the ability to tell a fable -- good can conquer evil.
The problem with Little Lord Fauntleroy is of course it's dated. Since contemporary themes were inserted into the tale and contemporary characters were inserted (unlike Secret Garden or Little Princess) that really crunches teeth together. Were this book published today as-is civil rights groups would be up in arms and I wouldn't blame them. Francis doesn't have King's English speak and some of the characters speak with their accent making it hard to understand.
Many have called the book sentimental and I didn't feel that. Too many stereotypes and too many shallow characters with not enough flavor made the book flat.
On the positive end the language is richer than expected and I liked that insertion and even politics and class warfare get the light of day.
Personally I liked the later reads better than this one.
Poor Printing  Oct 25, 2007
The company's service was good, but the book itself was full of printing errors. A large speech was absent at the end, and I caught that only because I'd looked it up; the ending made no sense without it. There was also computer code on the pages here and there in the middle of text. I definitely don't recommend this publisher's version of the book.
Cheap print job  Jul 9, 2007
This is an example of the difficulties of shopping online.
I had read the book several years ago and wanted to give a volume as a gift. This printing is unacceptable - unpleasant font, cramped pages and flimsy binding. You will do better with the purchase of a used hardcover volume
A Gentle Story  Jun 5, 2007
I have always loved "A Little Princess" and "The Secret Garden," but I had not even heard of this book until recently. It is the simple and gentle story of how a little boy's innocence and belief that everyone is good transforms his miserly and cruel grandfather into an admirable man. If you enjoy Burnett's other stories, this one is not to be missed.

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