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A Little Princess

Auhtor: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Language: english
Published: 1903

Genres:

fiction,  juvenile
Downloads: 317
eBook size: 342Kb

Review by Timothy B. Riley, December 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Little Princess':

The Tale of the Dead Princess and the Seven Knights is a 1833 fairy-tale poem by Aleksandr Pushkin. The story is based on the tale Little Snow White from Grimms Fairy Tales. Pushkin owned a copy of the Grimms Fairy Tales in a French translation called Vieux contes. Pours les grandes et les petits enfans. There also exist Pushkins own outline of the story which he planned to write but which does not much resemble the version he ultimately published.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Little Princess':


... who were rich had these things. That, however, was all she knew about it. During her short life only one thing had troubled her, and that thing was ...
... IF she was, how it had happened. I don't know, she said. I can't tell. Then, seeing a mournful look on the round, chubby face, she gave a little ...
... bear! Papa is a soldier. If there was a war he would have to bear marching and thirstiness and, perhaps, deep wounds. And he would never say a ...
... thought her the kind of child who ought to be related to an angel. Sara went on talking. Perhaps some people might think that what she said was rather ...
... she stood quite still a moment. When she spoke it was in a quiet, steady voice she held her head up, and everybody listened to her. It's true, she ...
... away, leaving the Last Doll sitting upon a chair with the glories of her wardrobe scattered about her dresses and coats hung upon chair backs, piles ...
... laid Emily across her knees and put her face down upon her and her arms around her, and sat there, her little black head resting on the black draperies, ...
... like this-so odd and poor and almost like a servant. It made her quite miserable, and she could do nothing but break into a short hysterical laugh ...
... when she tapped on the door with the tips of her fingers Sara did not come to her for two or three minutes. There was, indeed, such a silence in the room ...
... and Rosalind Gladys (who was really called Nora) leaned forward to listen. But Guy Clarence was not to be thwarted in his benevolence. He thrust the ...
... the air rosy or yellow for a while, or perhaps one saw a blazing glow strike a particular pane of glass somewhere. There was, however, one place from ...
... elder little girls-the Janet and Nora who had been so alarmed when their small brother Donald had given Sara his sixpence. He had, in fact, a very ...
... putting into the window a tray of delicious newly baked hot buns, fresh from the oven-large, plump, shiny buns, with currants in them. It almost made ...
... patched and ragged, he said. What a bed for a child to sleep in-and in a house which calls itself respectable! There has not been a fire in that grate ...
... of and she raised and set her foot down again delicately, as if she felt something under it. Yes, miss, answered Becky, watching her with serious rapture. She ...
... the table. She waved her hand graciously to Ermengarde and Becky. She was in the midst of her dream. Advance, fair damsels, she said in her happy ...
... weathers, and scolded and driven hither and thither she was scarcely allowed to speak to Ermengarde and Lottie Lavinia sneered at the increasing shabbiness ...
... he's sorry he's so ugly, she said, and it's always on his mind. I wonder if he HAS a mind. Monkey, my love, have you a mind? But the monkey ...
... and mean enough to grovel on our knees for her money, and behave ill to her because it was taken from her-though she behaved herself like a little princess even ...
... had enlarged upon it and explained to his master how simple it would be to accomplish numbers of other things. He had shown a childlike pleasure and ...