Little Lord Fauntleroy – A study in 19th century literature

Nina: Nana, Nana!

Nana: Stop singing that silly song, Nina or I shall spank you. Can you shut up for a while? I am trying to read a literary review for once in peace

Nina: But I wanted to talk to you about something similar. Actually, I was going to read out a review that Lavanya wrote on Little Lord Fauntleroy. Here, read it for yourself!

Nana: Fine, now go away!

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How many of you have heard of the 1885 novel calledLittle Lord Fauntleroy?I am guessing not many. I found this little treasure a decade ago in a used book shop during one of my shop walks in Bangalore.

The writing style and story-line of this book conforms to the general writing pattern of contemporary authors in that century. Though the plot lines are different, this book strongly reminded me ofPollyanna, (written in the early…

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