An updated edition with 30 original illustrations and a foreword.
Little Lord Fauntleroy was Frances Hodgson Burnett's first children's novel published in 1886. The illustrations by Reginald B. Birch set fashion trends. In a shabby New York City side street in the mid-1880s, Young Cedric Errol lives with his mother in poverty in New York City. One day, they are visited by an English lawyer with a message from young Cedric's grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, an unruly millionaire who despises the United States and was very disappointed when his youngest son married an American woman. With the deaths of his father's elder brothers, Cedric has now inherited the title Lord Fauntleroy and is the heir to the earldom and a vast estate. He offers his son's widow a house and guaranteed income, but he refuses to have anything to do with her, even after she declines his money. The Earl planned to teach his grandson how to be an aristocrat. Instead, Cedric teaches his grandfather that an aristocrat should practice compassion towards those dependent on him.
This version has:
- All 30 original illustrations by Reginald Birch, taken from the 1886 first edition and the updated 1913 edition. Don't be fooled by other versions with missing or made-up pictures.
- A Foreword by the author from the 1913 edition.
- Text that has been proofread to avoid errors common in other versions.
- A beautiful cover that replicates the first edition cover.
- The complete text in an easy-to-read font similar to the original.
- Properly formatted text complete with correct indenting, spacing, footnotes, italics, and tables.
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