The White People

The White People

by Francis Hodgson Burnett

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The White People by Francis Hodgson Burnett

Ysobel might have had the most isolated and lonely of childhoods, there in the feudal castle in Muircarrie moor. Yet the parentless child has the company of Jean and Angus, who look after her -- and now she has found a playmate, who is brought to her one misty day by a tall, gaunt chieftain with a star-shaped scar upon his forehead, and who rides a black horse. For a brief time the moor comes alive with the sounds of the two girls at play -- until the new girl whirls around a bush, and utterly vanishes. "Where did she go?" Ysobel says to Jean and Angus, when she finds them again. "It was Dark Malcolm of the Glen," says Angus, after hearing her out. "And the girl -- Wee Brown Elspeth!" "But she is white -- quite white!" said Ysobel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606647042
Publisher: Aegypan
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 0.44(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

About the Author

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849 - 1924) was an English-American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children's novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (1885), A Little Princess (1905) and The Secret Garden (1911). Hodgson was born in Cheetham, England. After her father died in 1852, the family fell on straitened circumstances and in 1865 immigrated to the United States, settling near Knoxville, Tennessee. There Frances began writing to help earn money for the family, publishing stories in magazines from the age of 19. In 1870, her mother died and in 1872 Frances married Swan Burnett, who became a medical doctor. The Burnetts lived for two years in Paris, where their two sons were born, before returning to the United States to live in Washington, D.C., Burnett then began to write novels, the first of which, That Lass o' Lowrie's, was published to good reviews. Little Lord Fauntleroy was published in 1886 and made her a popular writer of children's fiction, although her romantic adult novels written in the 1890s were also popular.

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