Little Lord Fauntleroy (version 2)

Frances Hodgson BURNETT (1849 - 1924)

In mid-1880s Brooklyn, New York, Cedric Errol lives with his Mother (never named, known only as Mrs Errol or "dearest") in genteel poverty after his Father Captain Errol dies. They receive a visit from Havisham, an English lawyer with a message from Cedric's grandfather, Lord Dorincourt. Cedric is now Lord Fauntleroy and heir to the Earldom and a vast estate. The Earl wants Cedric to live with him and learn to be an English aristocrat. He offers Mrs Errol a house and income but refuses to meet or have anything to do with her.

The crusty Earl is impressed by the appearance and intelligence of his young American grandson, and charmed by his innocent nature. He admits that Cedric, who has befriended and cared for the poor and needy on the Earl's estate, will be a better Earl than he was.

A pretender to Cedric's inheritance appears, but the claim is investigated and disproved with the assistance of Cedric's loyal American friends. The Earl is reconciled to his son's American widow.

The Earl had intended to teach his grandson how to be an aristocrat; however, Cedric inadvertently teaches his grand-father that an aristocrat should practice compassion and social justice towards persons who are dependent on him. The Earl becomes the kind and good man Cedric always innocently believed him to be. Cedric is reunited with his mother, who comes to live in the ancestral castle with them. "Little Lord Fauntleroy" is the first children's novel written by English–American playwright and author Frances Hodgson Burnett. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Action & Adventure Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Chapter 01 Susan Umpleby
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Play 02 02 - Chapter 02 Susan Umpleby
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Play 03 03 - Chapter 03 Susan Umpleby
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Play 04 04 - Chapter 04 Susan Umpleby
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Play 05 05 - Chapter 05 Susan Umpleby
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Play 06 06 - Chapter 06 Susan Umpleby
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Play 07 07 - Chapter 07 Susan Umpleby
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Play 08 08 - Chapter 08 Susan Umpleby
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Play 09 09 - Chapter 09 Susan Umpleby
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Play 10 10 - Chapter 10 Susan Umpleby
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Play 11 11 - Chapter 11 Susan Umpleby
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Play 12 12 - Chapter 12 Susan Umpleby
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Play 13 13 - Chapter 13 Susan Umpleby
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Play 14 14 - Chapter 14 Susan Umpleby
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Play 15 15 - Chapter 15 Susan Umpleby
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