A Little Princess: intrag.eu: Burnett, Frances Hodgson: Fremdsprachige Bücher. Englisch-Deutsch-Übersetzungen für A Little Princess The Story of Sara Crewe [Frances Hodgson Burnett] im Online-Wörterbuch intrag.eu (Deutschwörterbuch). After living in poverty, she emigrated to the US in She wrote over forty books; the best-known today are The Secret Garden, A Little Princess and Little Lord.
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Instead, the whole world around her makes an arc. Don't even get me started that a child who has always been given all she wants, has never heard the word "no" and had -literally- servants and slaves at her beck and call - isn't spoiled, but is instead wise and teaches her wisdom to the adults around her.
Sure, because wisdom isn't something you learn through error and hardship. You're just born with it if you're a true Princess inside.
How nice and kind, right? I tried not to be a princess. I tried! Who could blame you, Sara? I can give buns and bread to the populace!
Not like humans, just in different clothes? Everyone keeps beating themselves up about how much Sara is working at the time she is poor , but no one pays any mind to Becky, who is of comparable age and actually works more and also harder.
Sara deserves all the sympathy because she used to be rich, you see! The whole London filled with hungry children working way too hard is of no concern because they look like servants and have beggar faces.
Miss Minchin is portrayed as a monster because she made Sara work when she turned from crazy rich to a beggar.
Sara is, in fact, indebted to Minchin, because not only did her father not pay forward, he also didn't cover some hefty bills. Minchin does a good thing not throwing Sara out and also adapting her to a change of station.
Because her station is indeed very much changed. What should she have done? Ignored reality, to make Sara face it later, even more harshly? Sure, Minchin could have been softer to a child who's just lost her father.
But of course, the author wouldn't have that. Maybe catching up on children's classics I haven't read is a bad idea.
And I loved it and gave it 5 stars. So it seems too early to give up on the genre or even the author.
The Little Princess was just not for me. View all 54 comments. Aug 06, Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it Shelves: classics , young-adult , novels , historical , british , 20th-century , fiction.
Captain Crewe, a wealthy English widower, has been raising his only child, Sara, in India where he is stationed with the British Army.
Because the Indian climate is considered too harsh for children, British families living there traditionally send their children to boarding school back home in England.
The captain enrolls his young daughter at Miss Minchin's boarding school for girls in London, and dotes on his daughter so much that he orders and pays the headmistress for special treatment and exceptional luxuries for Sara, such as a private room for her with a personal maid and a separate sitting room, along with Sara's own private carriage and a pony.
Miss Minchin openly fawns over Sara for her money, but secretly and jealously despises her for her wealth. Jan 11, Piya rated it really liked it.
I believe this is the second classic that I have read ever yeah, not a huge fan of classics The plot is a very simple one.
Best way to sum it up! It is the story of a little girl named Sara. She is remarkable…an intelligent, kind girl…a bit strange at times…but overall remarkable.
She is super rich and her father spares no expenses to fulfill any of her wishes. Will she be the same person if the circumstances were to change??
What determines what kind of a person you are? Well, no suspense here …we find out soon enough. Something really horrible happens …and she turns from princess to a servant overnight.
What stands out though, is her unique way of dealing with these extraordinarily horrible circumstances. She uses make-beliefs to draw strength and cooks up stories to stay positive.
Well, every story needs a villain. And Oh yes …we get the cruelest of them all- Ms. I hated her with all my heart! But I felt there were some repetitiveness and the plot was too simple.
If I had been younger , probably it would have been a 5-star read. Grumpy for the awesome rec and BR! View all 94 comments. I managed to write an almost-full review of this book.
It is here! Maybe I'll go watch that for the millionth time. This book pales in comparison to The Secret Garden, but it was still good.
Hard to make an über-wealthy seven-year-old seem great, but this book does it. I liked the first half better than the I managed to write an almost-full review of this book.
I liked the first half better than the second, probably because, again, the movie version of the story is just a lot more entertaining.
There are also a lot more villains in the book. It's more like Sara in a sea of people who are average-to-bad, which is kind of a weird message for a children's book.
I'm glad I finally read this, though. It was good, and if I'd read the book first I wouldn't be judging it so harshly.
Bottom line: Yeah, give it a try. Look at that goddamn cover! View all 5 comments. Jul 20, Maureen rated it it was amazing. Book 3 for booktubeathon is DONE!
I finished this audiobook on the way to work this morning and MAN do I love this story. I've loved the movie for a long time and I loved this book just as much, although the endings and elements of the story were different.
Sarah is such a fantastically beautiful character with such a big heart for others. I loved reading about her adventures and how she continued to have the attitude of a princess, regardless of her circumstances.
Apr 25, Calista rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: magical realism. Shelves: classic , favorite , own , genre-drama-tragedy , bage-middle-grade , z-frances-hodgson-burnett , One of my favorite books of all time.
Okay, this needs an update. I love magical realism and as far as I can tell, this is one of the first books that I read about magical realism.
This book moved me so much. The world seems to crumble around the 'little princess', but she keeps her hope that things are better with story and imagination, no matter the real world.
She uplifts those girls around her. She is left at a boarding school for girls while her father goes to be in a war. He sets her up wit One of my favorite books of all time.
He sets her up with the best room and things and he does his best to spoil her from afar. She is kind to the girls around her and spins fabulous tales that change the lives of the girls around her.
It gives them strength and hope and a sense of belonging, of home. Then, her father goes missing and the money stops and the head mistress who put up with the girls shenanigans lets her hatred out and the girl has to become a servant in the school.
She continues to help the girls around her, she continues to spin tales. Our perspective in life really does define our reality. I love this story because I strive to be this way, but I fall so short.
I want to be able to live this so much. When life gets difficult, I tend to give up and shrink away. Then I have to build myself up all over again.
I want to be more like Sarah and able to withstand tough times. This would be a desert island book for me. I need that romantic view of life.
I'm also a 4 on the enneagram which is the romantic and I just see the world through that romantic lens, so it makes sense stories about romantic ideals will speak to me.
This is the best of the best. View all 4 comments. Oct 17, Clumsy Storyteller rated it it was amazing Shelves: children-s-books , reading-assingment.
People who are fond of books know the feeling of irritation which sweeps over them at such a moment. The temptation to be unreasonable and snappish is one not easy to manage.
I have to remember things quickly to keep from saying something ill-tempered. View all 10 comments. Full review now posted! A buddy read with my friend Missy!
Others improve with every reading. This is a book that is firmly in the latter category for me. I liked this book a lot when I was a child.
I love it as an adult. But, like everyone, I have experienced triumphs and tragedies. The more I go through in my life, the more I respect little Sara Crewe, a little princess if ever there was one, and how she handled everything both happy or horrific that life threw her way.
She always carried herself as the little princess she pretended to be, whether dressed in tattered rags or extravagant riches.
Sara endured. And if Sara can endure, so can I. My story can be her story in the disguise of my times, hidden within the setting of my life.
It also reminds us to see others as people, no matter their station in life, and to give freely. Is there any better way to wrap yourself in Christmas spirit than by remembering to give unto others as Christ gave to us?
And though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that—warm things, kind things, sweet things—help and comfort and laughter—and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.
May you remember the true reason for the season. And if your memory should fail, let little Sara Crewe remind you. View all 9 comments.
This was actually really nice. An uplifting tale, where the heroine wins out and the villain fails screw you Miss Minchen! Sara Crewe is a well off young lady, whose father sends her to a boarding school in London so she can be educated.
Despite her upbringing being given her every hearts desire, Sara doesn't act like a brat. She shares what she has with the other girls - apart from two awful jealous ones.
There's always a vindictive girl and her sidekick. So when her father dies suddenly ha This was actually really nice.
So when her father dies suddenly having lost their fortune Sara is reduced to a life of servitude and hunger. Despite this she pretends in her heart that she is a princess just going through hard times and that things will improve.
It's a wonderful story with an ending that everyone would love. It restores faith in karma and good triumphing over bad.
I thoroughly enjoyed it. My heart is so full after reading this. Years ago, I got the movie A Little Princess for my birthday. I had never heard anything about it before, but little did I know that I would break the DVD player watching it so many times.
Like the movie, the book is beautiful. There really is no other word that can accurately describe it. I've never felt as connected to a protagonist as I did to Sara.
This little girl had the biggest, most generous heart and no matter how bad her situation got, her charac My heart is so full after reading this.
This little girl had the biggest, most generous heart and no matter how bad her situation got, her character remained pure; even when she had nothing to her name she still put others before herself and never wanted pity.
When she was grieving the loss of her father and went from being treated like a princess to being treated like a slave, I wanted so badly to save her.
It made me want to find a way into the pages to take all her sadness and pain away because she deserved none of it. This is one of those books that you should encourage your kids to read when they are young.
Not to say that it isn't a book for adults, because it is, but I think children especially would benefit from reading it as they are most impressionable.
Honestly every time my heart cracked and pieced back together was worth it and I would suffer a million times over if it meant that I had the honor of being touched by this story forever.
View 2 comments. This was just what I needed. This book was beautifully heart-warming, and I must confess, my heart is most certainly warmed.
I remember loving the film of "A little Princess" many years ago, and it has remained a firm favourite with me. Even though the story in the film is slightly different to the original book, I enjoyed both, in a similar way.
Actually, I now have a distinct urge to go and watch the film! It would be easy to This was just what I needed. Maybe this is because I feel it follows the film more, plus, there are some beautiful and incredible quotes, that really touched me.
It also became apparent rather quickly, that there are many more villains in the book, which really, I think is slightly strange for a children's book.
But damn, I have to say, I despised Ms Minchin. She really was such a terrible person, and each time she abused Sara, I felt quite angry inside.
Yes, some books have a profound effect on me. Overall, this is a wonderful story, with a prominent message, and I think I could definitely enjoy this again, at some point in the future.
View all 12 comments. The movie adaptation of this book was my beloved, childhood favourite, yet, for some reason, I had never read the book.
I was pleasantly surprised to find how accurate my favourite film was to the classic text it originated from. I loved the former for the pure-hearted and eternally kind protagonist and adored the latter for the unlikable, cross and bad-tempered one.
The two The movie adaptation of this book was my beloved, childhood favourite, yet, for some reason, I had never read the book. The two differing protagonists dually delighted me, however dissimilar they appeared, and I believe the author has a powerful gift in creating characters children and adults, too!
Asides from the lovable characters, this book also has a poignant story-line that completely enraptured me.
Sara Crewe's riches-to-rags-to-riches story was a charming one, but what completely captivated me was in how she dealt with her fate. She remained eternally optimistic and often used fairy tale and stories created inside her own head as a brief escape from her plight.
She was gifted with a pure character and a generous soul and instead of appearing as a two-dimensional 'goody good' character, she instilled in me a yearning to be a better individual and to channel some of her spirit.
The parts that brought me to tears, both then and now, was Sara's belief that every female was a princess at heart, and so it is only fitting to end this review with a quote that sums up exactly what is so endearing about this book: "Whatever comes," she said, "cannot alter one thing.
Jul 14, Leore Joanne Green rated it it was amazing. Downloaded this one in audio form from Librivox as well. This is one of my all time favourite books.
I first read it when I was thirteen years old and a bit of an outcast at my school and it gave me strength to move on. Her way of pretending things was very familiar to me and I got so sucked into the magic of the story.
Hearing it now, I was afraid it would prove childish, as childhood favourites often do. But to my delight it didn't. Sarah was a bit naive at times, which doesn't conflict with th Downloaded this one in audio form from Librivox as well.
Sarah was a bit naive at times, which doesn't conflict with the fact that she's a little girl, and the story was as charming as I remembered it.
There's a lot of moral and reproach in the book, but the author manages to keep it lighthearted, and to make you yourself wish to become a better person.
This book and 'The secret garden' are much better in that way than 'Little Lord Fauntleroy', which is absolutly awful, and which I haven't even been able to finish.
Here, the people are not perfect, but each is good in his own way. And of course there's the magic transformation of the attic, which I'll always remember, but which has somehow made less of an impression on me this time than it did last.
The only thing which disturbed me was, as another person mentioned here, the hints of orientalism. But you have to remember that that was the way people thought in those times in England.
You can compare in to the fact that in the 19th century most of the writers were vaguly antisemetic - you can find it in Dickens, in Verne.
So just keep in mind that it was the norm at the time. View all 6 comments. Stephanie owns many editions of her beloved book and her re-reads of this have not disappointed her.
Honestly I had never heard of it. I would have loved to have this read out loud to me at that age. Stephanie did suggest an audio version available on Hoopla.
I may listen to a bit of this but decided to just take the plunge and found an ed The Hook - My GR friend Stephanie loved this story as a child.
The Line s - "Sara often thought afterward that the house was somehow exactly like Miss Minchin. It was respectable and well furnished, but everything in it was ugly; and the very armchairs seemed to have hard bones in them.
At this time of my life I was probably just leaving behind series books like Nancy Drew and Cherry Ames, just on the cusp of rolling over to more adult novels.
Sara Crewe is quite young when the story begins. Her father, Captain Crewe, a wealthy Englishman living in India brings Sara to England for her formal schooling, leaving her in the hands of the owner, Miss Minchin.
But Sara remains kind, always trying to look at the bright side of life, making lemonade out of lemons so to speak. How she becomes called Princess is key part of the story.
The parting of Sara and her father is very hard to witness. The change in her life and its resolution has the fairytale appeal that makes this story charming.
It is simplistic and offers much that is black or white, yet still has themes of goodness and evil to challenge discussion. And yet, given the right child, the right person to share the story with, I could see it being a beloved tale.
Thank you Stephanie. Better late than never. A Little Princess was an enchanting read. View all 23 comments. Nov 23, Manybooks rated it really liked it Shelves: school-story , childrens-literature , book-reviews , classics.
Now as much as Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess is and remains both a childhood and adulthood favourite, in some if not actually many ways, Sara Crewe and her entire demeanour do at times appear as being simply and frustratingly just a bit too good to be true.
And while I have indeed always liked Sara's story tremendously, I also must admit that I have never loved it as much as, say, The Secret Garden also, of course, by Frances Hodgson Burnett or the Anne of Green Gables and the Em Now as much as Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess is and remains both a childhood and adulthood favourite, in some if not actually many ways, Sara Crewe and her entire demeanour do at times appear as being simply and frustratingly just a bit too good to be true.
For in all of these here novels, the main characters are presented as having their share of faults and at times even seriously problematic and major ones , while in A Little Princess , Sara Crewe seemingly has little or no such peccadilloes except perhaps that she does at times appear almost patronising in her goodness and her feelings for the populace , but I think that the author, that Frances Hodgson Burnett actually does not mean this to be considered as a fault, and it is just our more modern sensibilities which tend to make us consider this kind of noblesse oblige feeling to be not entirely, not altogether praiseworthy anymore.
And actually, one important consideration to keep in mind is that A Little Princess was published quite a few years before The Secret Garden the fomer was published in , I believe, and I think The Secret Garden was not published until or so, and the novella on which A Little Princess is based, Sara Crewe, Or What Happened At Miss Minchin's was actually published even earlier, around And thus, perhaps Frances Hodgson Burnett's attitude towards children had matured by the time she penned The Secret Garden , and she might have by then realised that it would be better to have main characters who are not perfect, but also have their share of not so stellar character traits.
But on the other hand, I also have to wonder whether the author might not have deliberately portrayed Sara as a faultless princess-like character because she wanted to portray her as some kind of magical, fairy tale like entity a child-goddess of compassion, helpful, patient, accepting, but ultimately too good to be true, a bit like the type of character Dickon represents in The Secret Garden , similarly godlike and unrealistic, but then, Dickon is a supporting character and not the main character, like Sara is in A Little Princess.
Still, A Little Princess truly is and always will be a lovely and sweet tale somewhat of an upside down fairy tale, a riches to rags and then back to riches story and a novel that although written more than a century ago, is still enjoyable, readable and for most children, approachable and I bet for many adults are like me, having not just fond childhood memories of A little Princess , but also of repeated rereads.
Her father is loathe to let her go but knows he must for her own good. Almost immediately upon arrival, Sara sees quite clearly with her wise beyond her years insight that Miss Minchin, the proprietor of the school, is not a fair lady, although she hides it well enough.
Just as immediately, Sara gets the reputation of being a little princess as her father lavishly buys cloths, dolls and comfortable living quarters.
But Sara is not the spoiled child you might think her to be, no- quite the opposite. She could have cared less for all the finery if only to stay with her Papa, but of course society says otherwise and far too quickly she is left behind.
For Sara Crewe was an expert at bolstering herself with imaginations. When given nothing but crumbs she shared it with her friend Mechezzidek, the rat who lived in the wall whom Sara pretended had a large family to take care of.
No matter how hungry- she gave. She gave stories to a forlorn student whom the other students looked down upon for being fat and stupid and gave unheard of friendship to Becky, a mere scullery maid, who stayed in the room in the attic right next to her.
She even gave away a boon she fell upon quite by accident one day while running errands- all because she believed a true Princess, like the one she imagined herself to be, is not one to complain or take things for herself when aid is needed for the populace.
One day the school becomes abuzz with the news that a wealthy man is moving next door and Sara in her clever mind quickly assigns a story to him to entertain herself in the hours after her drudgery is over, to keep her mind off her hunger.
One evening Sara, possibly at her coldest and hungriest, welcomes her friend Ermengarde into her room. Ermengarde finally realizing how the kindest person in her world is being treated, promptly decides to share a basket sent to her from home, stuffed with treats and food.
Delighted Sara arranges the room as a secret surprise for Ermengarde and Becky, while Ermengarde leaves to retrieve the food.
When the girls gather together, Sara transports the little group as if by magic to a grand ballroom prepared for a feast, all the while staying in their drab little room.
Of course the evil Miss Minchin ruins it. I would have loved this story as a kid, but I love it even more now. Sara is exactly the kind of girl I admired growing up and one I longed to be.
Clever, pretty, just a bit odd but oh so noble. I highly recommend it as an entertaining read but also as a good reminder for every child- if we imagine ourselves as noble princesses- even even though the world sees us as beggars- one day we may become one… in spirit if not in truth!
View all 32 comments. I really enjoyed this one! I thought it was very uplifting, and I loved the message behind it.
I would definitely recommend this book to people of all ages. View all 8 comments. One of those ones where every page seems to resonate completely, and one that I've read so many times that I've lost count.
It has never lost its magic. Sara Crewe is one of the characters I hold most dear, out of all the books I've ever read, she is one of the few that seems to have maintained a permanent residence in my heart and mind.
I identified fiercely with her as child 'She liked books more than anything else I identified fiercely with her as child, and that feeling remains, even though I am now so much older than her.
She is wonderful, dignified, and strange. I was fascinated with the doll her father gives her early on in the book, Emily, with her custom-made outfits and excessive finery.
He is ludicrously wealthy and indulges her absurdly, but Sara is so gracious and aware of the luck of her position in life that it doesn't feel like poor parenting, just the actions of a devoted father with a lot of money to spend!
She could so easily be spoiled, but isn't. In many ways she is the serious adult, while he is the excitable child. I won't detail the plot, but despite knowing it by heart I get completely absorbed by it every time I read.
I love everything about it. Sara is a wonderfully good child, but she never feels false. Sep 02, Saadia B. CritiConscience rated it it was ok.
Short story about a little girl named Sara aged 7 who used to live with her father in India. Father being concerned of her education, decides to send her to a boarding school in London.
There she lives in luxury than other pupils and everyone was envied because of her intelligence and luxurious style.
She writes constant letters to her father, which are a great source of happiness for him on the battlefield.
Due to a body being misidentified, Captain Crewe is declared dead when he is actually seriously injured and suffering from amnesia , and the British government seizes his company and assets.
When Miss Minchin hears the news, she is in the middle of throwing a lavish birthday party for Sara, hoping to extort more money from her father.
When Crewe's solicitor arrives and tells her there will be no more money, Miss Minchin is furious. Since Sara is now penniless and has no known relatives, Miss Minchin decides to move her to the attic with Becky to work as a servant where she will report to Mabel Peggy Miley at 5 a.
Miss Minchin also confiscates most of Sara's personal belongings, including her locket, as compensation for her financial losses.
Meanwhile, the elderly neighbour Charles Randolph Arthur Malet has received word that his son John, who is also fighting in Europe, is missing in action.
He is asked to identify a soldier suffering from amnesia , but he is discouraged to discover it is not John.
His Indian assistant Ram Dass Errol Sitahal encourages him to take in the man anyway, reminding him that he may know what happened to his son.
Though her life is bleak, Sara remains kind to others and continues to hold onto her belief that all girls are princesses. Ram Dass, who lives in the attic of the Randolph house, is brought to notice Sara and Becky by the household's monkey and hears Sara telling imaginative stories to Becky.
He mentions the girls to his employer, saying he would like to make some of their imaginings come true. When the girls later sneak up to visit Sara and are caught by Miss Minchin, Sara protects her friends by saying she invited them.
As punishment, Miss Minchin locks Becky in her room and assigns Sara to perform both Becky's and her own chores for the next day without anything to eat for both of them.
She even taunts Sara over believing she is still a princess. But when Sara stands up to Miss Minchin, saying that all girls including herself are princesses despite their miserable lives, she angrily threatens to throw her out into the street if she's seen with the girls again.
After Miss Minchin storms out, to distract them from their hunger, Sara and Becky imagine a huge banquet, with themselves warmly and attractively dressed, and a pleasant fire burning in the grate.
The next day, they wake to find the dream has come true, all having secretly been brought over by Ram Dass. Later that night, Amelia sneaks out of the school and runs off with the milkman.
When Miss Minchin notices Sara's locket is missing having been stolen back by the other girls as a gift to Sara , she goes to Sara's room and confronts her in a rage.
After she discovers all the finery left by Ram Dass, Miss Minchin accuses Sara of stealing everything and summons the police.
With Becky's help, Sara narrowly avoids arrest by perilously climbing over to the Randolph house. Having failed to catch Sara, Miss Minchin insists the police arrest Becky for interfering with them.
While hiding from the police, Sara comes across the soldier and realizes he is her father. Captain Crewe, though sympathetic to the girl, does not recognize her at all.
Though Miss Minchin clearly recognizes Crewe, she falsely claims that Sara has no father and commands the police officers to seize her, choosing revenge over the truth.
As the police are about to take Sara away along with Becky, Crewe suddenly regains his memory with help from Ram Dass and rescues his daughter.
Miss Minchin angrily walks away in defeat. Sometime later, Captain Crewe has cleared things up with Miss Minchin's superiors and the bank.
The boarding school is given to Mr Randolph, and his efforts make it a much happier place for the girls.
The Crewe family's wealth is restored to them and they adopt Becky. Captain Crewe tells Mr. Randolph his son died in a gas attack, giving the man closure.
As retribution for her perfidy and cruelty to Sara and Becky, Miss Minchin loses her current title and high position and is reduced to a chimney sweeper, now working for the chimney sweeper boy she previously mistreated who appears to be enjoying his revenge on Minchin.
The film closes with Sara and Becky waving farewell to their former classmates as their carriage departs from the school and the family begins their return to India.
All of the tracks were composed by Patrick Doyle. Three of the tracks feature soloists. The film also features the New London Children's Choir.
A Little Princess received critical acclaim upon its release. Janet Maslin called the film "a bright, beautiful and enchantingly childlike vision," one that "draw[s] its audience into the wittily heightened reality of a fairy tale" and "takes enough liberties to re-invent rather than embalm Miss Burnett's assiduously beloved story.
From the huge head of an Indian deity, used as a place where stories are told and children play, to the agile way a tear drips from Sara's eye to a letter read by her father in the rain, A Little Princess has been conceived, staged and edited with special grace.
Less an actors' film than a series of elaborate tableaux , it has a visual eloquence that extends well beyond the limits of its story.
To see Sara whirling ecstatically in her attic room on a snowy night, exulting in the feelings summoned by an evocative sight in a nearby window, is to know just how stirringly lovely a children's film can be.
Unlike most distaff mythology, the film does not concern the heroine's sexual awakening; it's more like the typical hero's journey described by scholar Joseph Campbell.