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Little Lord Fauntleroy

An effete and spoiled goody-two-shoes young man. The youngster was the title character of the 19th-century novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. He lived in New York City with his mother, the daughter of a British lord who had eloped to the States against the wishes of her father. Summoned to England, the lad wins over his grandfather's cold heart through his innate goodness and good sense and becomes heir to the title. Although the title character was not at all spoiled or sissified, his hairstyle and clothing certainly gave that impression. That's why generations of privileged actual or supposed effete spoiled brats were taunted by sneers of “Look—here comes Little Lord Fauntleroy!”
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Although she married and had two sons (one of whom donned, to his never-ending embarrassment, the famed velvet Lord Fauntleroy suit), Burnett claimed to loathe marriage in an era that idealized domesticity.
As a six-year-old, when this was my favourite book (no accounting for taste) Fauntleroy is pictured sitting on the back of a Great Dane.
The reworked George III penny describes Fauntleroy as "The Robber of Widows and Orphans" while the other warns "all insolvent bilking [cheating] bankers" that "The Fate of Fauntleroy" awaits them, reports the Telegraph.
29) The idea of a bad boy as the normal and healthy boy entered the public arena at this early date, even as it vied with works such as the popular Little Lord Fauntleroy, first published in 1886, the story of a noble, refined, and self-effacing little boy.
She is not only to the right of Genghis Kahn and Attila the Hun, but she makes both of them look like Little Lord Fauntleroy.
American architecture is composed, in the hundred, of ninety parts aberration, eight parts indifference, one part poverty, and one part Little Lord Fauntleroy.
Krassner's conscious life, as he tells it, began when he was performing a solo violin concerto at the age of six, the youngest musician ever to give a concert at Carnegie Hall: "I was wearing a Little Lord Fauntleroy suit - ruffled white silk shirt with puffy sleeves, black velvet short pants with ivory buttons and matching vest - white socks and black patent-leather shoes.
Speaking at 8am, he declared in a posh voice: "Lord Fauntleroy here, could you turn those negro rhythms down?
htm) the group recorded a track entitled Nuclear - produced by Pharrell and co-written by Pharrell, Williams, James Fauntleroy and Lonny Bereal - for a collection of their best ballads under the banner, Love Songs.
The show, The Key to the Garden, is based on the life of Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of many children's books including The Secret Garden, A Little Princess and Little Lord Fauntleroy.
MUMMY, really - the Little Lord Fauntleroy look is SO last century.
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In his character of Fauntleroy (great name for a Geordie low-life), he told tales of his wife Saccarina and her sister, Semolina, and his mates Dumper Dodds and Belcher Bell.
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