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How Fauntleroy Really Occurred

And a Very Real Little Boy Became an Ideal One

By Frances Hodgson Burnett

(With Illustrations by R. H. Burch)

Frances Hodgson Burnett was the author of the book Little Lord Fauntleroy. Plays and films have been made about this little boy and his adventures through childhood. The book has been a favorite among children for over 110 years. Mrs. Burnett based the book's main character after her son.

The following are three chapters/articles that Mrs. Burnett wrote about her son and how she came up with the idea of the Little Lord Fauntleroy story. These articles were originally published in Ladies Home Journal magazines, Dec. 1893, Jan. 1894, and Feb. 1894 issues.

The Fauntleroy story and play brought about a fashion for boys to be dressed in velvet suits, lace collars, and hair in locks for almost three decades. Occasionally today, you may still see mothers dress their young sons in this fashion for a photo.

Chapter 1: HIS ENTRANCE INTO THE WORLD

Chapter 2: IN WHITE FROCK AND SASH

Chapter 3: IN BOYHOOD AND NOW

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Photo dated 1893 of a little boy in Little Lord Fauntleroy fashion.

Website Bibliographical Information:

Burnett, Frances Hodgson. "How Fauntleroy Really Occured And a Very Real Little Boy Became an Ideal One," Ladies’ Home Journal: Philadelphia, Dec. 1893, Jan. 1894, & Feb. 1894.

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