Book by Burnett Frances Hodgson
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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.Quatrième de couverture :
'I pretend I am a princess, so that I can try and behave like one'
Without her beloved father and miles from home, it is very hard for Sara Crewe to like her new life at boarding school. Luckily Sara is always dreaming up wonderful things and her power of telling stories wins her lots of friends. When a letter arrives that brings disastrous news, the wicked headmistress Miss Minchin forces Sara to become a servant. Her lovely clothes and toys are taken away from her. She must work from dawn until midnight. How will Sara cope with her new found poverty? Can her imagination help her overcome this horrible situation?
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Description du livre Harpercollins, 2000. Library Binding. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0060290102
Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97800602901081.0