Frances Hodgson Burnett
La piccola principessa
August 02, 2018 Comments.. 179
La piccola principessa All inizio della storia Sara Crewe una bambina di sette anni che ha vissuto tutta la vita in India insieme al ricco padre Per lei giunto il momento di entrare in un collegio femminile per essere edu

  • Title: La piccola principessa
  • Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • ISBN: 9788841553671
  • Page: 283
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  • All inizio della storia, Sara Crewe una bambina di sette anni che ha vissuto tutta la vita in India, insieme al ricco padre Per lei giunto il momento di entrare in un collegio femminile per essere educata, cos il padre la porta in Inghilterra, dove frequenter la scuola per signorine di Miss Minchin, a Londra Intimorita dalla vasta fortuna del padre, e sperando di tAll inizio della storia, Sara Crewe una bambina di sette anni che ha vissuto tutta la vita in India, insieme al ricco padre Per lei giunto il momento di entrare in un collegio femminile per essere educata, cos il padre la porta in Inghilterra, dove frequenter la scuola per signorine di Miss Minchin, a Londra Intimorita dalla vasta fortuna del padre, e sperando di tenere Sara il pi a lungo possibile nel suo collegio per aumentarne il prestigio, Miss Minchin riserva a Sara un trattamento privilegiato Sara cos ottiene una cameriera personale, un poni, una stanza privata con un ampio guardaroba Le permesso fare quello che desidera, ed costantemente elogiata e presa ad esempio come la migliore studentessa del collegio Quando si apprende che il Capitano Crewe, il padre di Sara, ha trovato una miniera di diamanti, la situazione di Sara migliora ulteriormente Nonostante le adulazioni, Sara resta vivace, compassionevole, e ottiene la benevolenza della maggior parte delle compagne Solo alcune invidiose, come Lavinia, non sono attratte dai racconti di Sara Sara immagina spesso di essere davvero una principessa, e si sforza di emulare qualit quali generosit , compassione e gentilezza La sua migliore amica, Ermengarda, va male a scuola, cos Sara la aiuta ad imparare le lezioni trasformandole in racconti Sara diventa la madre adottiva della piccola Lottie, con cui ha in comune il fatto di non avere una madre Sara diventa anche amica di Becky, la giovane sguattera dell istituto, a cui passa anche il suo cibo Per l undicesimo compleanno di Sara, Miss Minchin organizza una grande festa e compra costosi regali, ma giunge una cattiva notizia un intermediario di commercio annuncia che il capitano Crewe morto per una grave febbre La miniera di diamanti si era rivelata infruttuosa, e per il dispiacere Crewe non era riuscito a superare la malattia, lasciando Sara sola al mondo e senza un soldo Miss Minchin pensa di abbandonare Sara in mezzo alla strada, ma si convince che un gesto del genere potrebbe rovinare l immagine del suo collegio, cos decide di sfruttarla come domestica Dalla camera di lusso in cui era vissuta, Sara viene mandata subito in una squallida soffitta accanto alla stanza di Becky Da questo momento Sara diventa una sguattera costretta a fare ogni sorta di commissioni e le viene riservato un trattamento durissimo Deve seguire le lezioni dagli ultimi posti, mentre Lavinia che prende il posto vicino alla cattedra Sara aiuta anche le bambine pi piccole a fare i compiti Riesce a resistere alla situazione drammatica grazie alla sua fervida immaginazione che le fa immaginare di trovarsi prigioniera nella Bastiglia insieme a Becky Anche i piccoli gesti di solidariet di Ermengarda e Lottie le danno forza Un giorno Sara vede che nella casa a fianco al collegio si trasferito un signore indiano che porta con s molti oggetti tipici che aveva gi visto quando abitava in India Conosce Ram Dass, il servitore indiano di Mr Carrisford, con cui parla in Hindi Resta anche interessata dalla famiglia che Ram Dass frequenta spesso e che lei chiama La grande famiglia Sara, anche nella povert , dimostra grande generosit quando trova una moneta per strada e, non avendo mangiato da due giorni, decide di comprare qualche panino Quando sta per entrare nel negozio per , vede una piccola mendicante affamata, cos dei sei panini che compra, cinque glieli regala lasciando stupita anche la panettiera che poi decider di prendersi cura della mendicante Ram Dass, accorgendosi delle tristi condizioni in cui vive Sara, decide di aiutarla in modo insolito ogni giorno si intrufola nella soffitta passando per la finestra e fa trovare a Sara cibo in abbondanza e il caminetto acceso per colazione e per la cena Anche i membri della grande famiglia iniziano a tenere d occhio Sara, da quando uno dei bambini d a Sara una moneta pensando che fosse una mendicante, ma il modo di fare di Sara fa dubitare che lei possa essere davvero una mendicante Una sera la scimmietta di Ram Dass si avvicina alla soffitta di Sara, cos viene ospitata per la notte Il giorno dopo Sara la riporta a Ram Dass e viene a sapere chi era in realt l uomo indiano Il signor Carrisford l amico che aveva convinto il padre di Sara ad unirsi negli affari per la miniera di diamanti Dopo il periodo di crisi, durante il quale Crewe mor , la miniera aveva cominciato a fruttare, e il signor Carrisford era giunto in Europa appositamente per cercare la povera Sara e adottarla Da questo momento, Sara non pi obbligata a restare nel collegio, ma pu permettersi di studiare a casa e di ricevere le visite delle sue amiche Becky diventa la sua dama di compagnia Infine, Sara dimostra nuovamente la sua generosit tornando nella panetteria dove aveva condiviso i panini con la piccola mendicante, e si accorda con la panettiera perch doni del cibo agli affamati.

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    1. Hailey (HaileyinBookland) says:

      Oh my goodness I absolutely adored this! This brought me right back to childhood since I loved the movie as a kid, so glad the book is just as good!!

    2. Yulia says:

      My mother thought it completely foolish of me to buy a hardcover book and then finish it in one night (these were the days before Harry Potter and, besides, we had enough books in our house, in her opinion). But I loved owning this edition with its gorgeous images and, when I gave it to my younger cousins in Singapore, believing myself ready to part with my childhood attachment to a book I wouldn't ever forget, I did mourn its loss, though I was a teenager by then and studying the dead white mal [...]

    3. LolaReviewer says:

      The movie based on this classic was the first one ever gifted to me and that when I was eight years old. I've always had a thing for princess stories. They’re usually so beautiful and this is no exception.Although, Sara is not really a princess. But, seeing the way she acts with others, you may possibly think she is. She is kind, generous, and very mature for her age. When I first saw the movie, I was shocked. It was beautiful yet so sad and poignant and the little eight-year-old girl that I w [...]

    4. Lisa says:

      "Whatever comes," she said, "cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it." Much can be said about the improbabilities in the plot, about the desperate sentimentality and caricature of Victorian England's boarding school system. It doesn't matter. To me, Sarah Crewe will always remain a symbol for [...]

    5. Piya says:

      “If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.”What an adorable, heartwarming little book !! 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 .But, as an old wise man once stated “Mysteries and complexities have their own charm but somet [...]

    6. Maureen says:

      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.JUST A GREAT CHILDREN'S BOOK, [...]

    7. emma says:

      I managed to write an almost-full review of this book. It is here!: emmareadstoomuch.wordpress---------------------------I can't believe I'm saying this, bute movie really was a better story.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. (Burnett KILLS it with the unlikable characters!) I liked the first half better than the second, probably [...]

    8. Khadidja says:

      A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett is the story of a little girl "Sara" whose father’s bankruptcy and death leave her impoverished, alone, and at the mercy of the evil Miss Minchin, i didn't read the book when i was a child but i loved the animation adaptation of Burnett’s book. when I did read it! Meeting the real Sara for the first time it was a completely different experience for me, It makes me feel really old :(“Never did she find anything so difficult as to keep herself fro [...]

    9. Celeste says:

      Full review now posted!A buddy read with my friend Missy!Some books don’t hold up well over time. 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. Maybe I’ve grown to adore this book because, as I age, the premise of the book and the lessons it teaches strike my heart harder. I’ve never experienced highs quite as high as those Sara Crewe experiences, and I’ve never suffered t [...]

    10. Leore Joanne Green says:

      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 [...]

    11. Dannii Elle says:

      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 find it odd how I adored this story so, when my favourite childhood read was Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden. 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 [...]

    12. Carol says:

      The Hook - My GR friend Stephanie loved this story as a child. 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 have read A Secret Garden and wondered why A Little Princess never made my childhood reading. 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 [...]

    13. Zeek says:

      The story begins with little Sara Crewe traveling from the life she’s always known living in India with her beloved Father, Captain Crewe, to be schooled like all proper British girls in London. 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 t [...]

    14. Holly says:

      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.

    15. Magrat Ajostiernos says:

      Casi parece un retelling de 'La cenicienta' y sin duda tiene todo ese halo de cuento de hadas ambientado en la Inglaterra victoriana, no puedo pedir más. ♥

    16. Manybooks says:

      As much as A Little Princess is and remains both a childhood and adulthood favourite, in some ways, Sara Crewe and her entire demeanour do at times appear as being almost a bit too good to be true. I have always liked this story tremendously, but 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 Emily of New Moon series (Lucy Maud Montgomery). In all of these novels, the main characters have their share of fau [...]

    17. Lee says:

      "she was always dreaming and thinking odd things and could not herself remember any time when she had not been thinking things about grown-up people and the world they belonged to. She felt as if she had lived a long, long time."I wished Frances Hodgson Burnett stopped explaining about Sara at this point. Because at this point, I like her already. Because at this point, I wish I read this book when I was a child. Because at this point, I start to think that Sara and I have similarities.Sadly tho [...]

    18. AMEERA says:

      I am a princess all girls are even if they live in tiny old attics even if they dress in rags even if they aren't pretty or smart or young they still princesses all of us didn't your father ever tell you that ? didn't he ?? * I think I loved this book more than the secret garden *

    19. Ellen says:

      Though I wallowed in Burnett’s A Little Princess as a girl, in re-reading it as an adult and considering the movie adaptations, it is hard not to view it through a postcolonial lens. The 1995 movie adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess begins with the voice-over of Sara Crewe, the main character, stating, “A very long time ago there lived a beautiful princess in a mystical land known as India . . ” Against the otherwise blank screen, a small circular image of the imag [...]

    20. Raya راية says:

      أنا قصة إنسانأنا جرح الزمانأنا سالي ساليهذا المقطع الذي انحفر في ذاكرة ملايين الأطفال الذين تابعوا المسلسل الكرتوني الشهير "سالي" المأخوذ عن رواية "الأميرة الصغيرة" لفرانسيس هودسون برنيت، ولكن باسم "سارة كرو".كنا نحب سالي جدًا، ونتعاطف معها بشدة، وكم بكينا وتأثرنا لما مرّ به [...]

    21. Dhanaraj Rajan says:

      The Story:It is a simple heart warming story of a rich girl whose fortunes play hide and seek with her. Initially she is very rich and enjoys everything as a princess and after some time we see her reduced to a pauper, having nothing and no body in the world. She works and struggles to support her life as a charity pupil. And then arrives the fairy tale ending in which the pauper is restored to unimaginable riches.What I understood from the Story/the Moral of the Story:1. The nature of life and [...]

    22. Avinash says:

      Mysteries and complexities have their own charm but sometimes the simplest stories are the nicest :D So are the people :)"Simply Heartwarming" ALWAYSP.S. Thanks Missee Shahib for joining in; and enduring the grumpiness :/ :/

    23. El says:

      About six months ago I read The Secret Garden for possibly the first time, and while I was happy to have finally read it, realized that I probably would have appreciated it more if I had read it as a younger reader.I felt similarly about A Little Princess.In this story we have young Sara Crewe, a precocious and intelligent little girl whose father indulges her every whim and desire, sent to a seminary for young ladies where she uses her imagination to make friends and some enemies. When her fath [...]

    24. Kelly says:

      A story that still has the power to enchant me today. A story about both fantasy and strength, both grounded in ugly realism and sustained by flights of fancy. I remember being able to hear the rustle of little girls' skirts, feel Sara's hunger at the sight of her feast, see the shine of the candles out her attic window, join in her humiliation at her new lot in life. Yes, it does indulge in father hero-worship, but I refuse to let a little Freudian fact like that get in the way of how much I lo [...]

    25. Maria says:

      Ένα βιβλίο που θα έπρεπε να διαβάσουμε όλοι. Υπέροχο!

    26. Mario says:

      When you will not fly into a passion people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage, and they are not, and they say stupid things they wish they hadn't said afterward. There's nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in--that's stronger. It's a good thing not to answer your enemies.Truly an extraordinary story.Before starting this novel, I expected it to be a simple and short story that I would quickly go through. And I did. However [...]

    27. Harun Harahap says:

      Dari Sara Crewe, tokoh dalam buku ini, kita bisa belajar banyak hal. Ada tiga hal yang menurut saya sangat baik untuk diterapkan dalam kehidupan kita, yaitu:1. Sara selalu menjadi seorang yang baik hati di setiap keadaan. Tak hanya di saat senang tapi saat susah. Ketika seseorang yang kaya secara material memberikan sumbangan pada orang miskin, orang lain akan menghormati dan menghargainya. Bagaimana jika seseorang yang miskin melakukannya? Pasti berlipat-lipat penghormatan dan penghargaan yang [...]

    28. Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* says:

      B, is for Burnett.She liked books more than anything else, and was in fact, always inventing stories of beautiful things, and telling them to herself. A Little Princess was NOT a childhood favourite of mine, I wasn't refined enough for that. I wanted my "Pocahontas" and "Lion King" and to the devil with princesses in petticoats and their ilk. (to be honest I'm not all that different now) BUT I did enjoy the movie when I had occasion to watch it, once or twice, in my youth. The story is a good on [...]

    29. Kellyn Roth says:

      One of my favorite books as a child. I didn't like it as much as "A Secret Garden," but it's still an amazing read.

    30. Puck says:

      What a beautiful and magical classic!I saw the movie years ago and it made me cry (Mrs. Minchin was so mean!) but the book is just as special and lovely. There are few young heroines as inspiring as Sara Crewe, and to read her story is very moving.“I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses.”This old story about a young girl who goes from riches-to-rages has man [...]

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