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A Grown Up Lord Fauntleroy
Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2013
A rags to riches story much in the same vein as Burnett's classic "Little Lord Fauntleroy". This time we have a young man, of impeccable moral sense, who has grown up in the streets of New York City and made a decent middle class life for himself - just to the point of earning enough money to where he feels he can ask the girl that he loves to marry him. Then - Bang! - out of the blue comes news that he's inherited the title, and property, of a deceased Lord in England and his life is turned upside down as he crosses the Atlantic to lead his new life - going from earning $30 a week to $30,000 a year. The plot creaks a little under the weight of the traditional conventions of Victorian novels, but the characters are three dimensional, multi-faceted, and interesting. And there are a few unexpected plot twists - just to keep you on your toes. Not for kids; but a welcome addition to anyone's Frances Hodgson Burnett collection.