Little Lord Fauntleroy
A Matter of Life or Death
It's 1849, and twelve-year-old, Lucas Whitaker is all alone after his whole family dies of a disease called consumption which has swept through the community. Lucas is grief-stricken and filled with guilt. He might have saved his mother, who was the last to die, if only he had listened to news of a strange cure for this deadly disease.
Unable to man...more
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I bet thousands of little boys in the 1880's wanted this book to disappear.
1. Maybe this is my own sexism rearing its ugly head, but I did not enjoy re ...more
Beruntung sekali menemukannya di gudang buku Pasfes, dengan harga murah dan diterjemahkan dengan apik. Mari berburu buku-buku Frances Hodgson Burnett :D
Would you believe that I have never heard of Little Lord Fauntleroy until this year? When I was a kid, I only knew of little Cedric "Ceddie" Errol through this morning cartoon that I watch during summer vacation, same as where I first found out who Sara Crewe was. Ceddie is a little boy who lives with his mom and dad in New York. His dad passed away, and shortly after, they found out that Ceddie was actually the next in line as the Earl of Dorincourt in England, a ...more
The story centers around Cedric Errol, a kind, optimistic young boy who lives with his mother in modest circumstances in New York City, and is friends with just about everyone he meets. One day, he learns that he is actually Lord Fauntleroy, the heir apparent to become Earl of Dorincourt, and ...more
The language is a bit repetitive - the Earl's smile is almost always ' ...more
This is the second time I have read 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' and I admit I wasn't as enchanted with it this time. The little lord seems much too perfect, and the conclusion is almost gift wrapped it is so neat and tidy.
I would still call this a children's classic but there are other books I would chose for them to read above this ...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
Moving on...memorable parts of the story was the friendship between Mr. Hobbs ("i'll be jiggered!") and Cedric. You will undoubtedly fall in-love with the little lord and his ...more
Little Lord Fauntleroy, Cedric, is an idealized, perfect (COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY PERFECT) 7 year old b ...more
I saw this movie once when I was a child/preteen, or thereabouts. It was the Alec Guiness/Ricky Schroeder version, and I remember I kind of liked it, but never did pick up the book. Such things didn't reall ...more
I wanted to give this book excuses, first Frances Hodgson Burnetts' novel, first published in 1885 and all that. But Mark Twains' The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first published in the same year!
My biggest issue is Cedric Errol aka Little Lord Fauntleroy. Why? The sun shines out his backside! That's why. The supporting char ...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 read it aloud with my children, and we all enjoyed it immensely. My 10 year old son said it was his favorite book, and we were all anxious to find out how it ended, and couldn't stop reading.
I love sharing stories with my ...more
This is a sweet and innocent book. It could be cloying, even. But the antiquated wording and speech help to bring some interest to it. I also enjoyed the ex-cantankerous grandfather. Without him, this would have been far less interesting. I read him in a slow, low, and mostly bemused vo ...more
Here lyeth ye bodye of Gregorye Arthure Fyrst Earle of Dorincourt allsoe of Alisone Hildegarde hys wyfe....more
'May I whisper?' inquired his lordship, devoured by curiosity.
'What is it?' said his grandfather.
'Who are they?'
'Some of your ancestors,' answered the Earl, 'who lived a few hundred years ago.'
'Perhaps,' said Lord Fauntleroy, regarding them with respect, 'perhaps I got my spelling from them.'
From my knowledge of pop culture, I wrongly assumed that Little Lord Fauntleroy would be a spoiled brat. In fact, Burnett's description of the child make him out as one of the most kind-hearted, generous, selfless souls, who probably would only exis ...more
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"It says, `Good-night, God keep you all the night!'--just what she used to say when we were together. Every night she used to say that to me, and every morning she said, `God bless you all the day!' So you see I am quite safe all the time----”