Little Lord Fauntleroy
Young Cedric Errol lives in poverty in New York with his mother. On the death of his English father -- disinherited for marrying an American -- Cedric is summoned to the family c...more
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1. Maybe this is my own sexism rearing its ugly head, but I did not enjoy re...more
This story is told in first person. Cedric, the main character, is a seven year old boy who was taken to England from New York to be the heir of a earl. The sto...more
This less-read work by the author of The Secret Garden follows the fortunes of young Cedric Errol, an American boy whose English father died when he was very young, leaving him and his mother to get on as best they can. But when Ceddie is seven, an astonishing thing happens: it is revealed (to him; his mother knew all along) that his father was the youngest son of the Earl of Dorincourt. Further, it seems that his father's two older brothers have both died without having sons, and Ceddi...more
THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!
Well, now that that's over with, let me give you three ways that this book became one of my favourites without even doing anything remarkably dramatic in terms of plot:
The prose is just so beautiful and flows s...more
Here's the thing. There isn't really anything horrible about this book, at the face of it. I mean, I didn't put it down once. And the storytelling was good. But I couldn't like it, once I was done. To begin with, this boy is an angel. Literally. He's kind and patient and generous and beautiful and thoughtful and smart and wise and passiona...more
Little Lord Fauntleroy, Cedric, is an idealized, perfect (COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY PERFECT) 7 year old b...more
Cedric Errol lebt mit seiner Mutter und seiner Amme in New York. Er ist der Sohn eines englischen Grafensohnes, der leider früh verstorben ist. Von der Herkunft seines Vaters weiß Ceddie nicht viel. Seit dieser nämlich beschlossen hatte, eine Amerikanerin zu heiraten, wurde er von seinem Vater, dem Earl of Dorincourt, verstoßen.
Doch eines Tages wird Ceddie damit konfrontiert, als der Rechtsanwalt Havisham bei ihnen auftaucht und ihnen erklärt, dass Ceddie der rechtmäßige Erbe des Earl of...more
Cedric Errol, age seven, is living quite happily with his widowed mother in New York city. They are not so very poor, but not so well off that Cedric thinks himself above becoming fast friends with Mr. Hobbs, the owner of the corner grocery (a devoted reader of the papers and staunch defender of democracy and hater of all things English) and Dick, the boot-black. Cedric is an odd little boy, so very serious and absolutely devoted to making life better for everyone h...more
Of course, his Little Lordship was a tad too good to be true (and I’ve a sneaking suspicion that he’d be what one would consider nowadays as queer – not gay, just weird -- what with sunshine just emanating in smothering waves from him).
This story makes for a light, amusing escape. Escape from the ghastliness of how people nowadays treat each other: often with suspicion, bluntness, and – dare I say it – parasitism. ‘User-friendly’ is practically a c...more
I love this book. I love its cultural significance and its pacing, romantic notions of aristocracy, contrast with British and American life, and the simplicity of the conflicts. The story is adequately summed up and not concluded in the final page or paragraph (see MacDonald's Princess and Curdie for my full disgust at this phenomenon.)
Cedric is the perfect mini...more
This one wasn't as engrossing as the Secret Garden and A Little Princess. And yes, every paragraph we seem to hear again how angelic, innocent, or beautiful Cedric was. It made me think of Pollyanna and I had to look up the copyright just to see which came first. Yes, it...more
Al igual que la princesita, los personajes son blancos o negros, sin embargo aquí no hubo más que pura blancura, cursilerías y personas amorosas que profesaban a los cuatro vientos el amor y la admiración hacia el adorable Lord Fauntleroy. El corto drama que cortó un minuto...more
In Little Lord Fauntleroy in particular, I found it very interesting that most of the novel...more
This book just gave me warm fuzzies. I couldn’t h...more
The language is a bit repetitive - the Earl's smile is almost always '...more
Ceddy is portrayed as a completely perfect child. He always says and does the right thing. That's tough enough for most of us, but he's only 7....more
I had one little issue with the book. Perhaps a little nitpicky, but he calls his mother 'Dearest'. He adopted th...more