“The long warm rain had done strange things to the herbaceous beds which bordered the walk by the lower wall. There were things sprouting and pushing out from the roots of clumps of plants and there were actually here and there glimpses of royal purple and yellow unfurling among the stems of crocuses. Six months before Mistress Mary would not have seen how the world was waking up, but now she missed nothing.”
“Oh! did she die!” she exclaimed, quite without meaning to. She had just remembered a French fairy story she had once read called “Riquet à la Houppe.” It had been about a poor hunchback and a beautiful princess and it had made her suddenly sorry for Mr. Archibald Craven.
The ghost of Frances Hodgson Burnett possessed me and forced me to make these Little Lord Fauntleroy memes.
Sarah Crewe: all women are queens!
Miss. Minchin: if she breathes, she’s a
I started reading A Little Princess this week during lunch and MY PALS I love the Alfonso Cuarón movie (1995) but this book is SO good!!! My poor little Sara always making me cry, I wish I could get the rest of the day off to read the rest :C But it’s ok, I’ll keep on reading during lunch breaks.
Ah February. It has been another very tough month for me, and i (again) haven’t gotten as much reading done as i would have liked to. I’ve also run out of books currently, and i’m too ill to get out of the house at the moment so reading has come to a halt over the past few days. Anyway, here is the books i did manage to read this February, and what i rate them:
Sunday afternoon activities include searching for beautiful books in my university’s library 📚
Hi, Secret Garden anon!
I’m going to do a post about that very thing in the near future; it’s just going to take a while to put together because DETAILS!
The earliest version of the story was a short story called Sara Crewe, Or, What Happened at Miss Minchin’s (serialized 1887, published 1888). Then Burnett expanded it into a play called A Little Un-fairy Princess (later The Little Princess) in 1902, which was further expanded into the novel A Little Princess.
Stay tuned, and I will get back to you on this!
EDIT: There are also some minor textual variants in the serialized version of The Secret Garden (most notably Mary’s continuing to wear black after coming to Misselthwaite) that I’d like to talk about at some point.
In the 1995 version of Little Lord Fauntleroy they made Cedric Errol a Democrat. BBC really just said fuck Republicans.
🗒️🌿 : 2/100 days of productivity
-today i’m still studying for the literature quiz (couldn’t do as much yesterday because of work) and i still haven’t touched my book but hey, baby steps–nothing to do with my emotional attachment to the book k.
-so anyways, i don’t know which classic to read first so if you’ve read both please tell me how you found them (without spoilers)
Made Cedric Errol in Picrew. :)
Cedric and his dog in the anime are so cute!