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About This Text
This text was prepared by Lisa Ripperton, using
as copytext, A Little Princess, by
Frances Hodgson Burnett,
New York: Platt & Munk, 1967.
This version was selected because a first edition was not available and
the spelling and punctuation in this book seemed closer to the
standards of the era in which it was originally published
than other versions reviewed.
This work was first published in 1905, as
A Little Princess, Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now
Told for the First Time, by Scribner in New York and Warne in London.
This work was preceded in 1887 by the novel Sara Crewe and in 1902
by a play A Little Princess, adapted from the earlier novel.
The novel Burnett published in 1905 incorporates the new material
introduced in the play.
Since this book was first published before 1923, it is in the public domain
in the United States. By
U.S. law, it entered the public domain 75 years after
its first publication.
Since Frances Hodgson Burnett died in 1924, it is also in the public domain in Canada
(where an author's published works enter the public domain
50 years after the author's death) and Britain (where works
remain under copyright until 70 years after the author's
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