My Robin

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Sprache - Englisch

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This work presents a captivating short memoir about the author's friendship and experiences with an English robin she met in the Rose Garden of the English country house. Many days went by, and the curiosity between the two turned into a memorable friendship. Gradually, the robin took courage and began to claim Burnett's attention through sweet songs and dances. A special bond was created that lasted a long time until Frances had to move to America the next spring. She wrote about the moment of farewell with such deep emotions that they leave a long-lasting impact on the reader. She was deeply affected when she couldn't see the robin again. Burnett wrote the book while recovering from her disastrous second marriage and her son's death. This delightful work allowed her to circulate her personal beliefs about nature, animals, and interspecies interactions. She writes about how fascinated she was with the beautiful bird and starts by saying that she did not own the robin, but the robin owned her. Burnett personified the bird throughout the work by writing about her interactions with him and giving him human-like attributes.

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Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849–1924) was a British-American novelist and playwright best known for her endearing children's stories and her unique ability to capture the imaginations of readers both young and old. Born in Cheetham, England, Burnett emigrated with her family to the United States in 1865 following the death of her father, which had left the family financially destitute. Settling in Tennessee, Burnett's burgeoning literary talent became a means of financial support for her family through her stories in magazines. Her early work focused on adult novels and plays, but she eventually found her niche in children's literature with her breakthrough novel 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' (1886). Burnett's gift for storytelling is evident in her works, often intertwining themes of class, identity, and transformation which resonate within the Victorian moral framework. Her stories have a timeless charm that has been attributed to her adept characterization and vibrant descriptions. One of her lesser-known though equally charming works is 'My Robin' (1912), which features her exceptional gift for capturing the natural world in prose. This piece showcases her personal love for gardening and nature conservation, themes she revisited frequently in her writing. Burnett was also an early feminist, and her independent heroines often challenged societal norms. Her rich literary contributions include classics such as 'The Secret Garden' (1911) and 'A Little Princess' (1905), that continue to be celebrated for their depth, vitality, and compassion. Burnett's literary style and esteemed body of work solidify her place as a distinguished figure in children's literature and a notable author of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 12 Seiten

Größe: 253,8 KB

ISBN: 8596547046165