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Publisher's Summary

To prepare his daughter, Sara, for society, wealthy widower Captain Ralph Crewe enrolls her in Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies. Unspoiled and genial, Sara is given all the luxuries her father can afford - and the obsequious Miss Minchin is happy to indulge. But when her father dies and his fortune is lost, Sara is forced into servitude, stripped of her privileges and possessions, and subjected to Miss Minchin's true cruel nature.

But as A Little Princess proves, with cleverness, resilience, selfless goodwill, and true friends, a child can be rewarded with infinite riches.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as A Little Princess, this edition of A Little Princess (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-2021

I think it is a amazing book☺👑i love this book

Great book for children. A must read and a wonderful story. Sara is an extraordinary character.

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  • SJ
  • 05-09-2020

Excellent children's classic

Lovely and delightful this children's classic will bring joy and tears as the reader journeys along with Sarah through wealth, separation, loneliness, loss, hardship, and renewal. Young and old alike can learn the timeless value of kindness in this classic story. The narrator brought the characters fully to life in the Brilliance audio edition.

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  • godsbooklover
  • 15-05-2020

Adequate at best

The reader did not take much care over the inflection of phrases. Throughout the novel, she missed subtleties of meaning by not stressing the correct word in a sentence.

It was quite jarring to hear all the servant class characters in the book, who were clearly written to be Cockney, portrayed as Irish!

And while MelchiSEDick may be correct in Hebrew, I’ve never heard it pronounced so in English—and considering that the author was American, I strongly feel the name should have been pronounced MelCHIsedeck.

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  • Tunkabean
  • 20-04-2019

Loved it!

This was my first time reading this classic novel, unabridged as well and I absolutely loved it!!! Sarah was such a loveable and admirable character, wise beyond her age! Beautifully written story! The narrator for the audio book did an excellent job! I especially loved her accents for different characters.

"How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul."

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  • 22-01-2019

All time favorite!

I read this story when I was 7 and have never forgotten the lessons of strength in the face of adversity, the power of positive thinking and charity when there is abundance. I love this story and passed it’s magic on to my children.

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  • Nath G.
  • 17-03-2018

Lovely Book

This book was excellent! It touched my heart. I rated this wonderful book 5 stars out of 5 stars!

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  • toni
  • 06-03-2018

very well done!

Sara is wonderful. Her loved ones are wondeŕful. An excellent view of conditions as theý wère 100 years or more ago. And excellently performed as well! Bravo!

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  • sophie
  • 18-11-2020

lovely story!

lovely story, one of my favourites ❤ the narrator is good but cant fo a cockney accent at all so all the poorer characters sound Irish and one (the baker woman) sounded American. But, nevertheless, you just cant beat FHB for a beautifully written, uplifting tale. x

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  • Colin
  • 10-11-2020

Brilliant!

Beautifully read, a real classic.
This story should not be missed, every generation should know it.

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  • 28-04-2018

Lovely

Very well read. Truly enjoyable and quite different from the film version. really loved it!

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