In Little Lord Fauntleroy
, Cedric Errol, born in America, returns to England to take up an earldom and achieves reconciliation between his estranged American mother and his English grandfather.
Although the success of Little Lord Fauntleroy
eclipsed the popularity of Burnett's other books during her lifetime, The Secret Garden remains one of the most influential children's books ever written.
and no more like the impossible boy in a storybook than a sound orange is like one that has been sucked dry." (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.
known for The Secret Garden and Little Lord Fauntleroy
, was also
She began by memorizing and imitating the treacly Little Lord Fauntleroy
and children's stories about frost fairies, and she wound up weaving a crazy patchwork of sensations and expressions from Homer and the Bible, Moliere and Goethe, Carlyle and Schiller, Shakespeare and Wordsworth.
It opens on octogenarian Nat Leventhal dressed as Little Lord Fauntleroy
. An off-screen interrogator provokes the elderly man:
Little Lord Fauntleroy
and his predecessors: the Victorians' saintly child
In films such as Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Pollyanna and Little Lord Fauntleroy
, Pickford played the heroine with idealism and spunk, and a subtle suggestion of the nymphet.
American architecture is composed, in the hundred, of ninety parts aberration, eight parts indifference, one part poverty, and one part Little Lord Fauntleroy
. You can have the prescription filled at any architectural department store or select architectural millinery establishment ...
In addition to Little Lord Fauntleroy
(1886), Sara Crewe(1888; dramatized as A Little Princess in 1905) and Secret Garden, The (1911) were also written for children.
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.
Among books published this year was an immensely popular story for children, Little Lord Fauntleroy
by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Of her approximately fifty books, she is chiefly remembered for two: <IR> LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY
</IR> (1886), an enormously popular story of an American-born boy who inherits an English estate, and The Secret Garden (1911), a children's classic telling how a spoiled orphan, Mary, and her sickly cousin, Colin, find health and happiness in restoring a walled and forgotten garden.
Little Lord Fauntleroy
is a striking figure, dressed in black velvet with lace collar and yellow curls, and his name passed into common usage as referring either to a certain type of children'sclothes or to a beautiful but pampered and effeminate small boy.