The Lady of the Decoration

By: Frances Little
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Lady of the Decoration" by Frances Little is a poignant American novel that explores the transformative journey of a woman teaching in Japan, navigating the complexities of culture clash and empowerment. Set against the backdrop of a foreign land, Little's narrative delves into the challenges and triumphs of cross-cultural experiences as the protagonist grapples with her role as a teacher and a woman in a society vastly different from her own. Through the protagonist's interactions with the local community, readers witness the power of friendship and the impact of small acts of kindness in bridging cultural divides. Little skillfully intertwines themes of empowerment and transformation, portraying the protagonist's evolution from a naïve outsider to a confident advocate for change. As the protagonist navigates the intricacies of teaching and interpersonal relationships, readers are drawn into a world of self-discovery and growth. With its blend of memoir-like reflections and fictional narrative, "The Lady of the Decoration" offers readers a thought-provoking exploration of identity, culture, and the universal quest for understanding and connection in a foreign land.

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Frances Little

American author Fannie Caldwell used the alias Frances Little (November 22, 1863 - January 6, 1941). Her first and most successful book, The Lady of the Decoration, was based on her experiences in Hiroshima, Japan, between 1902 and 1907. Judge James Lafayette and Mary Lettia (Middleton) Caldwell gave birth to Fannie Caldwell on November 22, 1863, in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Fannie earned her education at Science Hill Academy. Fannie and her husband, businessman James D. Macaulay, lived at South Fourth Street in Louisville, Kentucky. Before becoming a writer, she taught kindergarten in Louisville from 1899 to 1902, but following her divorce, she traveled abroad and became the "supervisor of normal classes, kindergartens, at Hiroshima, Japan, from 1902 to 1907." During her stay in Japan, Caldwell wrote letters to her niece, Alice Hegan Rice. Rice decided to convert the letters into a book after eliminating any personal information. Caldwell's most successful book, The Lady of the Decoration, was released in New York City in 1906. Rice invented the alias Frances Little by reversing Caldwell's nickname "Little Fan." Caldwell's students inspired the title, referring to her as the "Lady of the Decoration" whenever she "pinned on her little enameled watch." The work takes place between 1901 and 1905 and is written in the form of letters home to a female friend or sister; it is unclear which.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 104 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362767848
  • ISBN-13: 9789362767844
  • Item Weight: 135.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.17mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Friendship