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date: 19 July 2019

Sara Crewe, or what happened at Miss Minchin’s 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
Author(s):

Daniel Hahn

A short novel by Frances Hodgson *Burnett, first published in 1887, with illustrations by Reginald *Birch. Sara Crewe, a pupil at ‘Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies’, is badly treated because her father has died, leaving no money to pay the school fees, and consoles herself by pretending to be a princess. When she performs an act of kindness to a beggar-girl her own luck changes; she discovers that she is wealthy, and is given a home by a friend of her father’s—the very man responsible for her father’s apparent loss of fortune.... ...

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