A Little Princess

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess

Sara Crewe is left in the care of Miss Minchin's Seminary when her father departs for India.

Source: Burnett F. H. (1906). The Little Princess.London, England: Warne.

Chapter 1: Sara
After arriving from India by ship, Captaing Crewe reluctantly leaves his daughter in the care of Miss Minchin.
Chapter 2: A French Lesson
The rest of the girls are introduced to Sara Crewe. Sara's first French lesson does not go as Miss Minchin planned.
Chapter 3: Ermengarde
Sara introduces herself to Ermengarde.
Chapter 4: Lottie
Sara's presence at the school upsets Lavinia. Sara agrees to help Lottie.
Chapter 5: Becky
Lottie is caught listening to Sara's story telling, upsetting Lavinia.
Chapter 6: The Diamond Mines
In one of Captain Crewe's letters, he reveals an interesting story causing much excitement in all the girls.
Chapter 7: The Diamond Mines Again
Sara requests for Becky to stay while she opens her birthday presents.
Chapter 8: In the Attic
Sara begins her new life as a servant.
Chapter 9: Melchisedec
Lottie is confused by Sara's change in status.
Chapter 10: The Indian Gentleman
Sara is startled into realizing that she looks like the poor children she had seen in her better days.
Chapter 11: Ram Dass
Sara watches as the Indian gentleman moves into his new home.
Chapter 12: The Other Side of the Wall
Sara has become fond of the Large Family.
Chapter 13: One of the Populace
Sara begins a story about the tropical forest, in response to the cold weather.
Chapter 14: What Melchisedec Heard and Saw
Ram Dass describes his fascination of Sara.
Chapter 15: The Magic
Miss Minchin scolds the cook, which results in Sara being on the wrong end of the cooks temper.
Chapter 16: The Visitor
Most are shocked to find Sara well and the same even after a meal's deprivation.
Chapter 17: “It Is the Child!”
The Large Family children tell the Indian gentleman about their little un-fairy princess.
Chapter 18: “I Tried Not to Be”
All realize that if Sara had revealed her entire name, she would have been found much sooner.
Chapter 19: Anne
Recounting of the tales of how things came to be for both Sara and the Large Family.
  • Year Published: 1906
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: England
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.3
  • Word Count: 74,786
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Keywords: 20th century literature, american literature, children's literature, childrenõs literature
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