orphan

child whose parents are dead or have abandoned them permanently

An orphan (from the Greek: ορφανός, romanized: orphanós) is a child whose parents have died, are unknown, or have permanently abandoned them.In common usage, only a child who has lost both parents due to death is called an orphan. When referring to animals, only the mother's condition is usually relevant (i.e. if the female parent has gone, the offspring is an orphan, regardless of the father's condition).
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Jane Eyre

novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë

author: Charlotte Brontë

1847

Great Expectations

1861 novel by Charles Dickens

author: Charles Dickens

1860

The Life Before Us

novel by Romain Gary (Émile Ajar)

author: Romain Gary

1975

The Graveyard Book

novel by Neil Gaiman

author: Neil Gaiman
illustrator: Dave McKean, Chris Riddell

2008

Q & A

book by Vikas Swarup

author: Vikas Swarup

2005

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