Author : Frances Burnett
Publisher : Penguin classics
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 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.
A little princess is my book selection for the last month in monthly keyword reading challenge 2013. This book is a classics and I’ve been meaning to read it since I got it. This is the first time I read Burnett’s book and I’m so glad I chose this book because I love it!
First of all, I think the plot is classic, children tale classic. There’s a little girl who gets misfortune but she still tries her best to enjoy life and then miracles happen or anything good happens and she lives happily ever after. I don’t mind with that kind of plot. Really, because Sara is adorable. I love her. She has a lot of good qualities in her. She’s kind, optimistic, generous, and she’s not shelfish. I’m still not sure how a little girl like Sara could be not spoiled and so wise for a child her age. But she’s adorable and I love the father daughter connection between her and Captain Crewe. They are so sweet to each other. When I read this book, I felt sad too knowing that Sara’s father passed away.
I also like that this book is so easy to read. Sometimes I get intimidated by classics and that’s one of the reasons why I didn’t read this book right away after I got it. But A Little Princess is an easy read with a lot of morals in it. Maybe because this book revolves around children and that makes the story become very simple.
A Little Princess is a kind of book which stays with the reader. This book is a nice book and I really recommend it especially for young readers.