Little Lord Fauntleroy
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A classic children's story by the English playwright and author best known for her children's stories, especially The Secret Garden. The story concerns an American boy who at an early age finds that he is the sole heir to a British earldom and leaves New York to take up residence in his ancestral castle, where, after some initial resistance, he is joined by his middle-class mother, "Dearest", the widow of the late heir. His grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, intends to teach the boy to become an aristocrat, but the boy inadvertently teaches his grandfather compassion and social justice and the artless simplicity and motherly love of Dearest warms his heart.
Frances Hodgson Burnett, geboren am 24.11.1849 in Manchester, gestorben am 29.10.1924 in Plandome Park/Long Island. Burnett wuchs in den Slums von Manchester auf und wanderte 1865 nach Amerika aus. Sie schrieb knapp 40 sentimental-romantische Kinderromane.