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Little Lord Fauntleroy

Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Part of the Collins Classics Series

Little Lord Fauntleroy Synopsis

HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. `Lord Dorincourt had occasion to wear his grim smile many a time as the days passed by. Indeed, as his acquaintance with his grandson progressed, he wore the smile so often that there were moments when it almost lost its grimness.' When young Cedric Errol's father dies, he becomes heir to the fortune of his English grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, and must move from working-class New York to England. Bad-tempered, cantankerous and bitter, the old man is slowly won over by the kind, generous and cheerful spirit of Cedric. When a plot arises to deprive Cedric of his inheritance and another pretender steps forward as heir, Cedric's friends in America become involved in order to thwart the challenger. Through Cedric's unconditional love and trust he teaches his grandfather to show compassion to those who are less fortunate than himself.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007449927
Publication date: 3rd May 2012
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publisher: William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages

About Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was an English-American author and playwright. She is best known for her incredibly popular novels for children, including Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.

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