Cover of: A little princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett


  • Illustrator
    Tasha Tudor
  • Foreword
    Phyllis McGinley

About the Book

This is a story about a different kind of princess than one might imagine; a princess that is an orphan - lonely, cold, hungry and abused. Sara Crewe begins life as the beloved, pampered daughter of a rich man. When he dies a pauper, she is thrown on the non-existent mercy of her small-minded, mercenary boarding school mistress. Stripped of all her belongings but for one set of clothes and a doll, Sara becomes a servant of the household. Hated by the schoolmistress for her independent spirit, Sara becomes a pariah in the household, with only a few secretly loyal friends. But through her inner integrity and strength of will, Sara Crewe maintains the deportment, inner nobility and generous spirit of a "real" princess.

About the Edition

Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London School, is left in poverty when her father dies, but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Sara 3
Chapter 2. A French Lesson 16
Chapter 3. Ermengarde 23
Chapter 4. Lottie 32
Chapter 5. Becky 42
Chapter 6. The Diamond Mines 55
Chapter 7. The Diamond Mines Again 67
Chapter 8. In the Attic 90
Chapter 9. Melchisedec 102
Chapter 10. The Indian Gentleman 115
Chapter 11. Ram Dass 129
Chapter 12. The Other Side of the Wall 140
Chapter 13. One of the Populace 149
Chapter 14. What Melchisedec Heard and Saw 162
Chapter 15. The Magic 168
Chapter 16. The Visitor 196
Chapter 17. "It Is the Child" 214
Chapter 18. "I Tried Not to Be" 223
Chapter 19. Anne 237


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PZ7.B934 Lg 1985

The Physical Object

324 p. : ill. ;
Number of pages
23.3 x 16 x 1.8 centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
Internet Archive
0397306938, 039731339X
LC Control Number
Library Thing

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