Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Imagine my joy

Ok, for those of you who haven't been following my blog for that long, I'll do some explaining.

Ever since I was little I've had this little infatuation with Little Lord Fauntleroy.  Why? because he is in the most simplest terms, the sweetest little fictional boy that has ever been imagined.

His story has much tragedy, as of the story of Pip from Great Expectations, but instead of being sad and such like the above mentioned novel, his story is a lot more heart warming and happy.

Oh yes, and he was also the First Mary Sue EVER in literature.  Gosh, you gotta love the firsts.

here's a random summary I found online about it:

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1885, 1886) by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a beloved children's novel that made a huge impact on the 19th century public, shaping everything from boys' clothing fashions to copyright law. 

Cedric Errol is a generous, kind, and exemplary middle-class American boy who is suddenly found to be the heir of the Earl of Dorincourt. Saying loving goodbyes to his working-class friends, Cedric goes to England together with his mother to embrace his new fortune. His grandfather, the old earl, is a bitter old man ridden with gout and a foul temper, trusting no one. However the angelic boy elicits a profound transformation in the grandfather, which not only benefits the castle household but the whole populace of the earldom. 

If only the old man's heart would soften toward Cedric's estranged mother, the family would be healed at last. And when another potential heir to the earldom makes a claim, it seems that everything is lost.... 

But all things are possible through a child's innocent trust, true friendship, and unconditional love.

Little Lord Fauntleroy was originally intended as a children's book, but had a great appeal to mothers. It created a fashion of long curls (based on her son Vivian's) and velvet suits with lace collars (based on Oscar Wilde's attire). The book sold more than half a million copies.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Never heard of him, but Great Expectations is awesome! SO beautifully written =) Anyway, thanks for informing us! (Whoa, multiple personality issues going on there...)