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Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm

by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Notes by Shawn Thomson
Editor Susan K Harris

Penguin Classics | May 31, 2005 | Trade Paperback

Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
Hugely popular when it was first published in 1903 and admired by authors from Jack London to Mark Twain, this delightful novel introduced a heroine as irrepressible and fun-loving as Tom Sawyer, who would serve as a role model for a century of American girls and women. When ten-year-old Rebecca Randall comes to live with flinty aunt Miranda and her sentimental sister Jane in a small town in Maine, they expect to turn her into a proper young lady. Instead, Rebecca will end up changing them. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is as charming today as it was one hundred years ago and is unexpectedly poignant in its evocation of an America contemplating the choices open to women facing their futures in a new era.

* First time in Penguin Classics
* Includes introduction, suggestions for further reading, and explanatory notes

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 7.95 × 5.08 × 0.62 in

Published: May 31, 2005

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143039202

ISBN - 13: 9780143039204

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than you remember It was hailed as a masterpiece when it first appeared -- and in this more cynical age as the ultimate in Little-Miss-Goody-Two-Shoes girl's books. Actually, there's a surprising amount of gentle satire here, some psychological depth, and a series of sharply-observed characters -- not least of whom is Rebecca herself, who fits into her parochial New England village like quicksilver fits into water. It's also very obviously the forerunner of 'Anne of Green Gables'; L.M. Montgomery had in fact read -- and loved -- 'Rebecca' shortly before recasting the plot to fit her own, less severely realistic point of view. Worth a second look all round.
Date published: 2013-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just an oridnary book lover... Rebecca Rowena Randall is simply precious! She is somebody who always "remembers her spirit". I couldn't help but find many parallels with "Anne of Green Gables" - "Rebecca" was first published 5 yrs before "Anne" was, wonder if L.M. Montgomery had read and in fact being inspired by K.D. Wiggin's creation?!
Date published: 2013-10-25

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Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm

by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Notes by Shawn Thomson
Editor Susan K Harris

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 7.95 × 5.08 × 0.62 in

Published: May 31, 2005

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143039202

ISBN - 13: 9780143039204

From the Publisher

Hugely popular when it was first published in 1903 and admired by authors from Jack London to Mark Twain, this delightful novel introduced a heroine as irrepressible and fun-loving as Tom Sawyer, who would serve as a role model for a century of American girls and women. When ten-year-old Rebecca Randall comes to live with flinty aunt Miranda and her sentimental sister Jane in a small town in Maine, they expect to turn her into a proper young lady. Instead, Rebecca will end up changing them. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is as charming today as it was one hundred years ago and is unexpectedly poignant in its evocation of an America contemplating the choices open to women facing their futures in a new era.

* First time in Penguin Classics
* Includes introduction, suggestions for further reading, and explanatory notes

About the Author

Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856–1923) was a teacher, lecturer, and editor, as well as a writer of novels and short stories for adults and children.
Shawn Thomson is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Kansas.
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