Sprache - Englisch
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In 'Vagabondia' (1884), Frances Hodgson Burnett, renowned for her richly detailed narratives and vivid character portrayals, gives us a rarefied glimpse into the dynamics of a bohemian family ensconced in the throes of Victorian society. The novel's rendering of its characters' struggles, desires, and inmost thoughts exhibit Burnett's prowess as a storyteller, melding domestic narrative with an incisive examination of social norms of the time. Its place within literary history hums with the early reverberations of feminist thought and class commentary observed through a distinctly humorous and engaging lens, setting it apart as more than just an entertaining tale; it serves as a reflection on societal confines and personal liberation.
In exploring the life and works of Frances Hodgson Burnett, one must consider her own experiences of the vicissitudes of social status and family dynamics. Born in Manchester, England, and later emigrating to the United States, Burnett's transatlantic life provided her a unique perspective on the dichotomies of wealth and poverty, freedom and convention. These themes undeniably influenced 'Vagabondia,' wherein Burnett channeled her observations into a spirited narrative that juggles levity with commentary, much in the way of her more famous novel, 'The Secret Garden.'
'Vagabondia' comes recommended to enthusiasts of classic English literature and, indeed, to any readers who desire a journey through the manners and mores of a bygone era seen through the eyes of lively, unforgettable characters. As DigiCat Publishing has skillfully republished this work for new audiences, the book stands ready to spark conversations and delight those who cherish literary explorations of family, society, and the enduring question of what it means to find one's place in the world.
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Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849–1924) was a British-born American novelist and playwright, best known for her endearing children's stories and her prowess in capturing the essence of Victorian-era society in her work. Amongst her acclaimed titles, 'Vagabondia' (1884) is a lesser-known gem that underscores her versatility and depth in writing for an adult audience. Born in Cheetham, England, Burnett moved to the United States following the death of her father, where she eventually found success as a writer. Her first notable triumph was the publication of 'That Lass o' Lowrie's' in 1877, which established her literary reputation. Burnett's narratives often feature themes of social class disparity, a byproduct of her own experiences of financial hardship after her family's move to a small town in Tennessee. Her most famous works include 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' (1885), 'A Little Princess' (1905), and 'The Secret Garden' (1911). These novels not only solidified her status in the literary world but also won her a permanent spot in the annals of classic children's literature. Burnett's writing is characterized by vivid characterizations and incisive explorations of morality and identity, a style that harmonizes realism with uplifting optimism. Her lasting impact is felt not just in her storytelling, but also in the way she seamlessly bridged the cultural gaps between her British heritage and her adopted American home.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Umfang: 214 Seiten
Größe: 497,3 KB
Veröffentlichung: 16. September 2022