Jun 22, 2021
A Little Princess
Posted by Frances Hodgson Burnett Nancy Bond

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 oSara 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
  • Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Nancy Bond
  • ISBN: 9780142437018
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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

    Hailey (HaileyinBookland)

    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


    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 opinion But I loved owning this edition with its gorgeous images and, when I gave it to my younger cousins in Singapore, believing myself ready to part with my childhood attachment to a book I wouldn t ever forget, I did mourn its loss, though I was a teenager by then and studying the dead white male c [...]


    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 exception.Although, Sara is not really a princess But, seeing the way she acts with others, you may possibly think she is She is kind, generous, and very mature for her age When I first saw the movie, I was shocked It was beautiful yet so sad and poignant and the little eight year old girl that I was did n [...]


    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 a great deal of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it Much can be said about the improbabilities in the plot, about the desperate sentimentality and caricature of Victorian England s boarding school system It doesn t matter To me, Sarah Crewe will always remain a symbol for inner streng [...]


    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 of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it What an adorable, heartwarming little book I believe this is the second classic that I have read ever yeah, not a huge fan of classics .The plot is a very simple one.But, as an old wise man once stated Mysteries and complexities have their own charm but sometimes the simplest stori [...]


    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, although the endings and elements of the story were different Sarah is such a fantastically beautiful character with such a big heart for others I loved reading about her adventures and how she continued to have the attitude of a princess, regardless of her circumstances.JUST A GREAT CHILDREN S BOOK, ERRYO [...]


    I managed to write an almost full review of this book It is here emmareadstoomuch.wordpress I can t believe I m saying this, bute movie really was a better story.Maybe I ll go watch that for the millionth time.This book pales in comparison to The Secret Garden, but it was still good Hard to make an ber wealthy seven year old seem great, but this book does it Burnett KILLS it with the unlikable characters I liked the first half better than the second, probably because, again, the movie version of [...]


    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 t read the book when i was a child but i loved the animation adaptation of Burnett s book when I did read it Meeting the real Sara for the first time it was a completely different experience for me, It makes me feel really old Never did she find anything so difficult as to keep herself from losing her [...]


    Full review now posted A buddy read with my friend Missy Some books don t hold up well over time Others improve with every reading This is a book that is firmly in the latter category for me I liked this book a lot when I was a child I love it as an adult Maybe I ve grown to adore this book because, as I age, the premise of the book and the lessons it teaches strike my heart harder I ve never experienced highs quite as high as those Sara Crewe experiences, and I ve never suffered through lows qu [...]

    Leore Joanne Green

    Downloaded this one in audio form from Librivox as well This is one of my all time favourite books I first read it when I was thirteen years old and a bit of an outcast at my school and it gave me strength to move on Her way of pretending things was very familiar to me and I got so sucked into the magic of the story.Hearing it now, I was afraid it would prove childish, as childhood favourites often do But to my delight it didn t Sarah was a bit naive at times, which doesn t conflict with the fac [...]

    Dannii Elle

    The movie adaptation of this book was my beloved, childhood favourite, yet, for some reason, I had never read the book I was pleasantly surprised to find how accurate my favourite film was to the classic text it originated from.I find it odd how I adored this story so, when my favourite childhood read was Frances Hodgson Burnett s The Secret Garden I loved the former for the pure hearted and eternally kind protagonist and adored the latter for the unlikable, cross and bad tempered one The two di [...]


    The Hook My GR friend Stephanie loved this story as a child Stephanie owns many editions of her beloved book and her re reads of this have not disappointed her Honestly I had never heard of it I have read A Secret Garden and wondered why A Little Princess never made my childhood reading I would have loved to have this read out loud to me at that age Stephanie did suggest an audio version available on Hoopla I may listen to a bit of this but decided to just take the plunge and found an edition on [...]


    The story begins with little Sara Crewe traveling from the life she s always known living in India with her beloved Father, Captain Crewe, to be schooled like all proper British girls in London Her father is loathe to let her go but knows he must for her own good Almost immediately upon arrival, Sara sees quite clearly with her wise beyond her years insight that Miss Minchin, the proprietor of the school, is not a fair lady, although she hides it well enough Just as immediately, Sara gets the re [...]


    I really enjoyed this one I thought it was very uplifting, and I loved the message behind it I would definitely recommend this book to people of all ages.

    Magrat Ajostiernos

    Casi parece un retelling de La cenicienta y sin duda tiene todo ese halo de cuento de hadas ambientado en la Inglaterra victoriana, no puedo pedir m s.


    As much as A Little Princess is and remains both a childhood and adulthood favourite, in some ways, Sara Crewe and her entire demeanour do at times appear as being almost a bit too good to be true I have always liked this story tremendously, but have never loved it as much as, say, The Secret Garden also, of course, by Frances Hodgson Burnett or the Anne of Green Gables and the Emily of New Moon series Lucy Maud Montgomery In all of these novels, the main characters have their share of faults an [...]


    she was always dreaming and thinking odd things and could not herself remember any time when she had not been thinking things about grown up people and the world they belonged to She felt as if she had lived a long, long time I wished Frances Hodgson Burnett stopped explaining about Sara at this point Because at this point, I like her already Because at this point, I wish I read this book when I was a child Because at this point, I start to think that Sara and I have similarities.Sadly though, c [...]


    I am a princess all girls are even if they live in tiny old attics even if they dress in rags even if they aren t pretty or smart or young they still princesses all of us didn t your father ever tell you that didn t he I think I loved this book than the secret garden


    Though I wallowed in Burnett s A Little Princess as a girl, in re reading it as an adult and considering the movie adaptations, it is hard not to view it through a postcolonial lens The 1995 movie adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett s A Little Princess begins with the voice over of Sara Crewe, the main character, stating, A very long time ago there lived a beautiful princess in a mystical land known as India Against the otherwise blank screen, a small circular image of the imaginary princess a [...]

    Dhanaraj Rajan

    The Story It is a simple heart warming story of a rich girl whose fortunes play hide and seek with her Initially she is very rich and enjoys everything as a princess and after some time we see her reduced to a pauper, having nothing and no body in the world She works and struggles to support her life as a charity pupil And then arrives the fairy tale ending in which the pauper is restored to unimaginable riches.What I understood from the Story the Moral of the Story 1 The nature of life and its [...]

    Raya راية

    Whats ever appens to you whats ever you d be a princess all the same an nothin couldn t make you nothin different.


    Mysteries and complexities have their own charm but sometimes the simplest stories are the nicest D So are the people Simply Heartwarming ALWAYSP.S Thanks Missee Shahib for joining in and enduring the grumpiness


    A story that still has the power to enchant me today A story about both fantasy and strength, both grounded in ugly realism and sustained by flights of fancy I remember being able to hear the rustle of little girls skirts, feel Sara s hunger at the sight of her feast, see the shine of the candles out her attic window, join in her humiliation at her new lot in life Yes, it does indulge in father hero worship, but I refuse to let a little Freudian fact like that get in the way of how much I love t [...]




    About six months ago I read The Secret Garden for possibly the first time, and while I was happy to have finally read it, realized that I probably would have appreciated it if I had read it as a younger reader.I felt similarly about A Little Princess.In this story we have young Sara Crewe, a precocious and intelligent little girl whose father indulges her every whim and desire, sent to a seminary for young ladies where she uses her imagination to make friends and some enemies When her father di [...]


    When you will not fly into a passion people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage, and they are not, and they say stupid things they wish they hadn t said afterward There s nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in that s stronger It s a good thing not to answer your enemies.Truly an extraordinary story.Before starting this novel, I expected it to be a simple and short story that I would quickly go through And I did However, wha [...]

    Harun Harahap

    Dari Sara Crewe, tokoh dalam buku ini, kita bisa belajar banyak hal Ada tiga hal yang menurut saya sangat baik untuk diterapkan dalam kehidupan kita, yaitu 1 Sara selalu menjadi seorang yang baik hati di setiap keadaan Tak hanya di saat senang tapi saat susah Ketika seseorang yang kaya secara material memberikan sumbangan pada orang miskin, orang lain akan menghormati dan menghargainya Bagaimana jika seseorang yang miskin melakukannya Pasti berlipat lipat penghormatan dan penghargaan yang diberi [...]

    Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*

    B, is for Burnett.She liked books than anything else, and was in fact, always inventing stories of beautiful things, and telling them to herself A Little Princess was NOT a childhood favourite of mine, I wasn t refined enough for that I wanted my Pocahontas and Lion King and to the devil with princesses in petticoats and their ilk to be honest I m not all that different now BUT I did enjoy the movie when I had occasion to watch it, once or twice, in my youth The story is a good one, about a gir [...]

    Kellyn Roth

    One of my favorite books as a child I didn t like it as much as A Secret Garden, but it s still an amazing read.


    What a beautiful and magical classic I saw the movie years ago and it made me cry Mrs Minchin was so mean but the book is just as special and lovely There are few young heroines as inspiring as Sara Crewe, and to read her story is very moving I am a princess All girls are Even if they live in tiny old attics Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren t pretty, or smart, or young They re still princesses This old story about a young girl who goes from riches to rages has managed to survive the [...]

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