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Ann Thwaite creates a sympathetic but balanced and eye-opening biography of the woman who has enchanted numerous generations of children.

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Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 9780715654194

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The definitive and revealing biography of the author of The Secret Garden. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s favourite theme in her fiction was the reversal of fortune, and she herself knew extremes of poverty and wealth. Born in Manchester in 1849, she emigrated with her family to Tennessee because of the financial problems caused by the cotton famine. From a young age she published her stories to help the family make ends meet. Only after she married did she publish Little Lord Fauntleroy that shot her into literary stardom. On the surface, Frances’ life was extremely successful: hosting regular literary salons in her home and travelling frequently between properties in the UK and America. But behind the colourful personal and social life, she was a complex and contradictory character. She lost both parents by her twenty-first birthday, Henry James called her "the most heavenly of women" although avoided her; prominent people admired her and there were many friendships as well as an ill-advised marriage to a much younger man that ended in heartache. Her success was punctuated by periods of depression, in one instance brought on by the tragic loss of her eldest son to consumption. Ann Thwaite creates a sympathetic but balanced and eye-opening biography of the woman who has enchanted numerous generations of children.

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A biography of the author of many popular novels and plays for both adults and children, including the well-known "Little Lord Fauntleroy" and "The Secret Garden."

Author: Angelica Shirley Carpenter

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0822549050

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A biography of the author of many popular novels and plays for both adults and children, including the well-known "Little Lord Fauntleroy" and "The Secret Garden."

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A biography of the author of many popular novels and plays for both adults and children, including the well-known "Little Lord Fauntleroy" and "The Secret Garden."

Author: Angelica Shirley Carpenter

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 0613766040

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A biography of the author of many popular novels and plays for both adults and children, including the well-known "Little Lord Fauntleroy" and "The Secret Garden."

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Ann Thwaite, Waiting for the Party: The Life of Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1849–1924 (London: Secker and Warburg, 1974); reissued as Frances Hodgson Burnett: Beyond the Secret Garden (Stroud: Tempus, 2007). Criticism On Francis Hodgson ...

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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'It was the garden that did it - and Mary and Dickon and the creatures - and the Magic.' An orphaned girl, a grim moorland manor with hundreds of empty rooms, strange cries in the night, a walled garden, with its door locked and the key buried - and a boy who talks to animals. These are the ingredients of one of the most famous and well-loved of children's classics. Through her discovery of the secret garden, Mary Lennox is gradually transformed from a spoilt and unhappy child into a healthy, unselfish girl who in turn redeems her neglected cousin and his gloomy, Byronic father. Frances Hodgson Burnett's inspiring story of regeneration and salvation gently subverted the conventions of a century of romantic and gothic fiction for girls. After a hundred years, The Secret Garden's critique of empire and of attitudes to childhood and gender, and its advocacy of a holistic approach to health remains remarkably contemporary and relevant. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Discover The Secret Garden, meet Little Lord Fauntleroy and enjoy other classic stories from the author's compelling canon with the Frances Hodgson Burnett Anthology.

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Discover The Secret Garden, meet Little Lord Fauntleroy and enjoy other classic stories from the author's compelling canon with the Frances Hodgson Burnett Anthology. Including early editions of her little-known adult novels, beautifully illustrated volumes of The Secret Garden and A Little Princess, biographies of the author, photographs and letters from her personal collection, a collection of Teaching Guides aligned with Common Core State Standards for use in classrooms, early volumes of short stories and more, the Frances Hodgson Burnett Anthology transports readers into colorful lands, fantasy realms and secret gardens with just a few clicks.

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Who knew what had happened to the key – and to the door, and the garden? Emmie's heart jumped. Was it still a secret? Mary had written that it was the garden beyond the orchard. And that the wall was covered in ivy – that was the ...

Author: Holly Webb

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9781407161303

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Return to Frances Hodgson Burnett's timeless classic, The Secret Garden, in this magical sequel by bestselling author Holly Webb. It's 1939 and a group of children have been evacuated to Misselthwaite Hall. Emmie is far from happy to have been separated from her cat and sent to a huge old mansion. But soon she starts discovering the secrets of the house - a boy crying at night, a diary written by a girl named Mary, and a garden. A very secret garden...

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... see Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Unexpected Life of the Author of The Secret Garden ... 2006); Ann Thwaite, Beyond the Secret Garden: The Life of Frances Hodgson Burnett (London: Faber and Faber, 1994; ...

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598536393

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Three beloved children's classics collected in a deluxe illustrated gift edition perfect for every family library "You are a story--I am a story." Introduce to your family or rediscover for yourself three classic children's novels by Frances Hodgson Burnett, an English-born writer who moved to America at age 15 and who now joins the Library of America. This authoritative edition restores the novels to their original American texts, as Burnett wrote them and features over 40 painstakingly restored illustrations--16 in full color--plus a ribbon marker, helpful annotations, and a short chronology of Burnett's life by her biographer Gretchen Gerzina Holbrook. In The Secret Garden (1911), spoiled orphan Mary Lennox is sent to live at her uncle's manor, where she finds an abandoned walled garden. When she decides to restore the garden, she discovers the key to unlocking her own true self. Sara Crewe is the star pupil at her London boarding school in A Little Princess (1905) until news arrives that her father has died penniless. Sara is forced to become a servant, but she stays hopeful by imagining that she is secretly a princess. And in Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886), seven-year-old Cedric Errol lives in New York City and unexpectedly learns that his grandfather is an English earl. The Earl wants to teach Cedric about power and privilege, but little suspects that the innocent young American will completely change his own life. Soon to be a live action Disney movie starting Colin Firth and Julie Walters, The Secret Garden joins A Little Princess and Little Lord Fauntleroy in one deluxe illustrated volume, a perfect gift for young readers or for family libraries.

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When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen.

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798676169947

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When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was true, too. She had a little thin face and a little thin body, thin light hair and a sour expression. Her hair was yellow, and her face was yellow because she had been born in India and had always been ill in one way or another. Her father had held a position under the English Government and had always been busy and ill himself, and her mother had been a great beauty who cared only to go to parties and amuse herself with gay people. She had not wanted a little girl at all, and when Mary was born she handed her over to the care of an Ayah, who was made to understand that if she wished to please the Mem Sahib she must keep the child out of sight as much as possible.

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Each of the three veiled spaces in The Secret Garden challenges tra~ ditional ideas about death, mourning, ... this world and the next as divinely created, Burnett suggests that it is a barrier erected out of human fear and ignorance; ...

Author: Jackie C. Horne

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810881884

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Frances Hodgson Burnett gained famed not only as an author of social fictions and romances but also for writing the immensely popular children's novel Little Lord Fauntleroy. She seemed an unlikely candidate to pen a quiet, realistic, and unsentimental paean to disagreeable children and the natural world, which has the power to heal them. But it is precisely these qualities that have garnered The Secret Garden both a continued audience and a central place in the canon of children's literature for a century. In Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden: A Children's Classic at 100, some of the most respected scholars of children's literature consider Burnett's seminal work from modern critical perspectives. Contributors examine the works and authors that influenced Burnett, identify authors who have drawn on The Secret Garden in their writing, and situate the novel in historical and theoretical contexts. These essays push beyond the themes that have tended to occupy the majority of academic scholars who have written about The Secret Garden to date. In doing so, they approach the text from theoretical perspectives that allow new light to illuminate old debates. Scholars and students of children's literature, women's literature, transcontinental literature, and the Victorian/Edwardian period will find in this collection refreshing new looks at a children's classic.