A Little Princess

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Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,546 / 159 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.4
LoC Category: PZ
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 256,822
mnybks.net#: 1371
Origin: gutenberg.org

Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies, but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.

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ay from it--generally to England and to school. She had seen other children go away, and had heard their fathers and mothers talk about the letters they received from them. She had known that she would be obliged to go also, and though sometimes her father's stories of the voyage and the new country had attracted her, she had been troubled by the thought that he could not stay with her.

"Couldn't you go to that place with me, papa?" she had asked when she was five years old. "Couldn't you go to school, too? I would help you with your lessons."

"But you will not have to stay for a very long time, little Sara," he had always said. "You will go to a nice house where there will be a lot of little girls, and you will play together, and I will send you plenty of books, and you will grow so fast that it will seem scarcely a year before you are big enough and clever enough to come back and take care of papa."

She had liked to think of that. To keep the house for her father; to ride with him, and sit at th

Reviews

Average Rating of 4.6 from 10 reviews: *****
2013.10.04
woting
*****

I love this book so much.

2013.09.10
sandy
***..

I love this book

2011.04.19
Riz
*****

Absolutely wonderful book!
I admire Sara for being kind-hearted in every condition, for being patient facing the hardship of her life, and for her strong imagination!
I cried while reading this novel. Sara\'s willingness in helping others, even when she herself is also in difficulty make me think that I am nothing compared to her.
And I love how the story ends in such a heart-warming way.
5 stars!!

2011.03.27
Dumpy
****.

really nice story and heart touching.

2011.01.31
Nathan Hall
*****

Envy me. I have only, finally, read the ineffable The Secret Garden. It has healed me, cured me, as were all in that book. Now, I will read A Little Princess. It is all before me. Be happy for me :)

Let me offer you all A Confederacy of Dunces in return, just for hearing me.

2011.01.23
SB01
*****

Beautiful. This book is Beautiful. A truly fascinating book that paints a story so vivid, that it continues to touch me even after re-reading several times. A true classic.

2008.01.30
Bim
*****

I love this book so much though I've read it so many times that I can tell it in detail. Still, I keep rereading A Little Princess. It is well written and will touch even a stony heart.

2007.10.29
Aseel Goro
*****

Girls of all times would die just to read this story, as for guys they just dont admit that they like it , BUT any sane person would tell you that this is a truelly great story,

It talks of a girl ( Sara ) that is sent by her father to an inner school, then he returns to his work at the diamond mines ( which he used to own ) , and dies there, Then the story of Sara begins as she has no money and no one to go to.

I would say that this book is as good as ( Les_Miserables by Victor Hugo )

one only can cry reading this book.

This book.... how can I describe it? It brings tears to my eyes, and informs me that I've never been good enough. Sara teaches me a lot through her abundant love, radiant personality and unfailing courage and strength.
If you've never read this book before, and you are one who loves good endings and if you are a soft-hearted person, this book will make you want to be more than you are... just... read it!!!

God bless and keep you all. Thankyou manybooks.net and Gutenberg project.

2006.03.10
Lee
****.

This book takes you into a new land where you just believe your standing there listening to this little girl speak and play. This is a book that has a stories in a story because Sara tells stories to other little kids. I don't really like classical stories but i read this one anyway and i don't regret it!! This is a book you should read.

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