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Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Read from November 28 to December 21, 2011 , read count: 1

If Frances Hodgson Burnett were to summarize the text himself, he would likely call it the tale of a little boy from the side streets of New York who rises to the sudden call of the English aristocracy. The boy's father had been the son of an Earl, but passed away soon after the boy's birth. The storyline is quaint and pleasant, very much suitable for children. It is apparent, however, that the text was originally composed in serialized form and not as a novel. The same descriptions are often repeated verbatim, emphasizing the simplicity and goodness of the boy and his mother. If looking for any action, there is very little in the text. A young reader might become easily bored by the text, but it does teach morals of kindness, generosity, and the like. The setting and description is plentiful, however, The book was an interesting read for me, but it was so in an analytic way, and I do not think I would rate the text as highly had I been simply reading for pleasure.
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