The Good Wolf

ebook: The Good Wolf

Sprache - Englisch

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In 'The Good Wolf,' Frances Hodgson Burnett captivates again with her trademark flair for enchanting narratives, appealing to the child within every reader. With a literary style that embodies the spirit of Victorian children's literature yet touches on timeless themes, Burnett portrays the adventures of young Bartholomew Herbert Hubert Ellecompane—affectionately known as Barty. The novel is both a celebration of innocence and the wonder of childhood, and a testament to the transformative power of kindness and imagination. Set on the cusp of civilization and the wild, Burnett masterfully uses the deep forest and the figure of the Immense Wolf as both literal and metaphorical entities through which Barty's courage and moral fiber are explored and strengthened.

Frances Hodgson Burnett, renowned for classics such as 'The Secret Garden' and 'Little Lord Fauntleroy,' once again demonstrates her adeptness in exploring children's inner lives and the rich worlds they create. Her own experiences and observations of the era's social disparities may have influenced her to imbue Barty, despite his humble beginnings, with the qualities of a hero. Burnett's works often hinge on the narrative of character development through hardship, and 'The Good Wolf' is a vivid extension of her fascination with the resilience and inherent goodness of children.

'The Good Wolf,' with its blend of magical realism and moral lessons, comes highly recommended for enthusiasts of classic children's literature and those intrigued by the interplay of human nature with the natural world. Burnett's storytelling prowess offers both an escape into the enchantment of a boy's adventures with a benevolent wolf and a reflective gaze into the virtues that make such narratives universally captivating and endearing. It is a book to be treasured and shared across generations, illuminating the enduring capacity for kindness in the young—and the young at heart.

About the Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was an esteemed British-American writer known for her captivating children's literature and her ability to weave imaginative tales with profound themes. Born in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, Burnett's early life took a twist when her family immigrated to the United States after the death of her father, settling in New Market, Tennessee. Her literary career began in her late teens, initially writing stories for children to help support her family, and swiftly transitioned into novels that garnered her widespread acclaim.

Burnett's narrative style is characterized by its blend of realism and fantasy, often exploring themes such as social hierarchies, the resilience of the human spirit, and the restorative power of nature. Her bibliography includes timeless classics such as 'The Secret Garden' (1911), 'A Little Princess' (1905), and 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' (1886). While 'The Good Wolf' may not be as widely recognized, it encapsulates Burnett's talent for infusing moral lessons within charming tales. Burnett's influential works have ensured her legacy as a pioneering figure in children's literature, resonating with readers across generations. Her novels continue to be celebrated for their rich storytelling and their ability to inspire hope and kindness.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 81 Pages

Filesize: 1.7 MB

ISBN: 8596547003991