Little Lord Fauntleroy

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(4.7 stars; 163 reviews)

Little Lord Fauntleroy is a sentimental children's novel by American (English-born) author Frances Hodgson Burnett, serialized in St. Nicholas Magazine in 1885. It was a runaway hit for the magazine and was separately published in 1886. The book was a commercial success for its author, and its illustrations by Reginal Birch set fashion trends. Little Lord Fauntleroy also set a precedent in copyright law in 1888 when its author won a lawsuit over the rights to theatrical adaptations of the work. (Summary from Wikipedia) (6 hr 25 min)


Chapter 01 22:20 Read by Mary Anderson
Chapter 02 52:57 Read by Mary Anderson
Chapter 03 12:31 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 04 25:21 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 05 45:35 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Chapter 06 50:40 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Chapter 07 17:50 Read by Stephanie König
Chapter 08 18:33 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 09 13:08 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 10 49:51 Read by Igor Teaforay
Chapter 11 21:23 Read by Mary Anderson
Chapter 12 17:44 Read by Jason Oakley
Chapter 13 11:20 Read by Mary Anderson
Chapter 14 10:33 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 15 16:06 Read by Kara Shallenberg


loved this story little lord fauntleroy

(4 stars)

Enjoyed the story and he speakers were clear and easy to underst

(5 stars)

just loved it!

(4.5 stars)

Kara schalenberg (i hope that that is how her name is spelled) is by far my most favorite reader. The book in itself is just beautifully written and brought back beautiful childhood memories. Thank you so much, you all did a wonderful job!

Little Lord Fauntleroy

(5 stars)

Enjoyed this story. It was read well

Fauntleroy Tale Still Appeals Today!

(4 stars)

This book still touches you. Tho the sentimental writing style of the author is excessive in our Y2K world, I still am happy when the fraud against Fauntleroy (and his Earl grandfather) is exposed. It's a minor classic, and still deserves a read. Note that even Japanese anime' artists have done a version (unseen by me) of this timeless story. A young American Brooklyn boy is the last living descendant of the hostile old British Earl of Dorincourt. The Earl is prepared to despise this boy (as he does all Americans) but is first impressed by this gifted and handsome young child, and won back to the human race by the unselfish love the child gives to him...and to others. The appeal (I think) is perhaps a young but morally strong child coming into such incredible wealth and power,

Heartwarming and enjoyable

(5 stars)

This story about an endearing lad as he discovers his aristocratic heritage is light and pleasant throughout. Most of the readers do a lovely job of telling the tale, bringing the characters to life as they read. Many of the chapters are quite short which was great for nighttime listening before falling asleep. I believe listeners of all ages could enjoy this tale.

(4 stars)

I enjoyed the story very much but it was quite irritating having so many different readers, I like the continuity of just one reader. The changes in reader dialects is also off putting, and spoils the whole read.

(2.5 stars)

Beyond sentimental, to the point of being utterly cloying. Well read, of course, by LibriVox volunteers. The book itself, however, is almost creepy in its fawning descriptions of Lord Fauntleroy, an "innocent and charming little boy".