Little Lord Fauntleroy
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An American boy finds he is the sole heir to a British earldom and leaves New York for his ancestral castle. His grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, tries to teach the boy to become an aristocrat, but Cedric teaches his grandfather compassion and social justice instead.
Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 - 29 October 1924) was an English-American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children's novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885-1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911). She was born in Cheetham, England. After her father died in 1852, the family fell on straitened circumstances and in 1865 immigrated 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. Burnett enjoyed socializing and lived a lavish lifestyle. Beginning in the 1880s, she began to travel to England frequently and in the 1890s bought a home there where she wrote The Secret Garden. She settled in Nassau County, Long Island, where she died in 1924.