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Preview — The Lost Prince. ILLUSTRATED by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The Lost Prince. ILLUSTRATED
Illustrated by Maurice L. Bower
This book is about Marco Loristan, his father, and his friend, a street
urchin named The Rat. Marco's father, Stefan, is a Samavian patriot working to
overthrow the cruel dictatorship in the kingdom of Samavia. Marco and his
father, Stefan, come to London where Marco strikes up a friendship with a
crippled street urchin known as The Rat.Th
I wonder if I would love it so much now, but for me then, it was one of the best books ever written. That is why I have given it 5 stars ...more
"They saw the sun go down, and shade by shade, deepen and make radient then draw away with it the last touches of colour - rose-gold, rose-purple, and rose-grey. One mountain top after another held it's blush a few moments and lost it. It took long to gather them all but at length they were gone and the marvel of night fell."
I just fe ...more
It was a struggle for me to get through this one. The story moved SO slowly. While the content is clean, the plot made me yawn a few times. I see potential in the story, if it were to be updated ...more
The story is loosely based on fact, but features an imaginary Eastern European country called Samavia. Marco, the young protagonist of the book, has been brought up as a patriot by his father, despite never having been there. He is observant and intelligent, and knows when to be quiet. He ...more
I admit that the plot is very predictable but it didn't bother me. I could easly connected with the story and characters.
Young Marco is lovely. He has also this beautiful kindness, gentleness and wisdom which make him even more interesting as a child character. Also his father is a very strong character. And I felt sympat ...more
When attempting to actually read this, I suffered from, well, the things that have happened in reading and writing since this was publ ...more
I'd willingly reread A Little Princess and Secret Garden word by word anytime, but not The Lost Prince. The pl ...more
The main character, Marco, is a ...more
This plot almost cries out for parody, but in fact it's quite serious (like a similar work, GRAUSTARK). Jus ...more
This is a romantic tale, not in the sense of love but in the sense that it's a fantasy of how European feudalism works, a bit like The Prison ...more
Details: A boy in London is being brought up by his father to love his lost homeland in eastern Europe. We follow the Marco Loristan on the journey to his destiny from London. The kindness exhibited in the story is touching and the sensitive treatment of all the characters is very well written.
This is a quick read for adults and the denouement is not surprising, but I was led so well along the path - ...more
THE LOST PRINCE is predictable to a fault and promotes a servile hero-worship that I j ...more
The problem is that this adventure ends up being too plain and long. There isn't real excitement, danger or challenges for Marco and The Rat. They don't even have to run against the clock. I didn't feel any tension or suspense.
Honestly, the mystery was extremely obvious that it made me wonder why a smart boy like Marco didn't guessed it.The Rat's boy crus ...more
So many things to learn from studying this story: What it means to be a man, the influence of a good Father on a ...more
a 12 year old military genius
a quest, with crutches
a noble honest and true prince and his faithful snarky smart companion
someone nicknamed The Rat who is a dreamboat and a military genius!
... oh no, I see I've made a fatal mistake, all is discovered, look, don't arrest me, I was much younger when I first read it.
There are memorable characters within the book, and I always love Burnett's portrayals of the relationship between father and child.
The Los ...more
While I have read and loved the little princess and forgiven any classism a and imperialists because of the time it was written in , I find that the list prince does not carry enough enduring qualities to remain a book lived and still read.
It is the story of a boy and later his best friend, who , along with his father want to free a small European country from a cruel despot. And science this was written before WWI the way they want to do so is to restore the rightful king to h ...more
I've read four (and a half?) books by this author and she always draws me in. there's a simple pleasure that bleeds through, and it charms me. I knew who the Prince was immediately, but it didn't matter. I loved reading about these boys, The Rat especially, and I didn't want to stop. something about these saintl ...more