Frances Hodgson Burnett, (1849 - 1924) was an English-American
playwright and author. She is best known for her children's
stories, The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord
Fauntleroy. After her father's death in 1854 her family lived in
poverty in the Victorian slums of Manchester. After moving to
Tennessee her mother died in 1867 which made Frances the sole
support of the younger children. It was at this point that she
began to write. In this Victorian story, Sara Crewe is brought from
India by her captain father to attend Miss Minchin's boarding
school. She has everything that a princess could desire until a
dramatic change takes place in her life. This is a revised and
expanded version of Burnett's 1888 serialized novella entitled Sara
Crewe: or, What happened at Miss Minchin's boarding school, For
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