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Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was an American-English novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children's novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885–1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).
Frances Eliza 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. She wrote and helped to produce stage versions of Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess.
Burnett enjoyed socializing and lived a lavish lifestyle. Beginning in the 1880s, she began to travel to England frequently and in the 1890s bought a home there where she wrote The Secret Garden. Her oldest son, Lionel, died of tuberculosis in 1890, which caused a relapse of the depression she had struggled with for much of her life. She divorced Swan Burnett in 1898, married Stephen Townsend in 1900, and divorced Townsend in 1902. A few years later she settled in Nassau County, Long Island, where she died in 1924 and is buried in Roslyn Cemetery.
In 1936 a memorial sculpture by Bessie Potter Vonnoh was erected in her honour in Central Park's Conservatory Garden. The statue depicts her two famous Secret Garden characters, Mary and Dickon.
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When Mary first arrives on her uncle’s doorstep at Misselthwaite Manor, her outlook has been shaped by tragedy. Her new home is a somber place, shadowed by the passing of her uncle’s beloved wife many years ago. But Mary’s ill manner starts to soften as she receives kind encouragement from her cheery maid, Martha, and green-thumbed friend, Dickon. Soon she is daring to explore the wilds surrounding her adopted home, where she unearths a long-buried key to a secret garden.
Among the lush, magical blossoms, Mary finds healing and redemption—and the determination to bring joy back to Misselthwaite Manor.
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When orphaned Mary Lennox, lonely and sad, comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire moors, she finds it full of secrets. At night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. Outside, she meets Dickon, a magical boy who can charm and talk to animals. Then, one day, with the help of a friendly robin, Mary discovers the most mysterious wonder of all--a secret garden, walled and locked, which has been completely forgotten for years and years. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary bring it back to life?
To prepare his daughter, Sara, for society, wealthy widower Captain Ralph Crewe enrolls her in Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies. Unspoiled and genial, Sara is given all the luxuries her father can afford—and the obsequious Miss Minchin is happy to indulge. But when her father dies and his fortune is lost, Sara is forced into servitude, stripped of her privileges and possessions, and subjected to Miss Minchin’s true cruel nature.
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Revised edition: Previously published as A Little Princess, this edition of A Little Princess (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
A Little Princess is a children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, first published as a book in 1905.
It is an expanded version of the short story Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's, which was serialized in St. Nicholas Magazine from December 1887.
According to Burnett, after she composed the 1902 play A Little Un-fairy Princess based on that story, her publisher asked that she expand the story as a novel with "the things and people that had been left out before".
The novel was published by Charles Scribner's Sons (also publisher of St. Nicholas) with illustrations by Ethel Franklin Betts and the full title A Little Princess: Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Being Told for the First Time.
Based on a 2007 online poll, the U.S. National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children".
In 2012 it was ranked number 56 among all-time children's novels in a survey published by School Library Journal, a monthly with primarily U.S. audience.
It was the second of two Burnett novels among the Top 100, with The Secret Garden number 15.
This edition of The Secret Garden is accompanied by original illustrations and includes criticism and interpretations.
This volume includes famous works:
Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden
Homer - The Iliad
Homer - The Odyssey
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens - Great Expectations
Charles Dickens - Bleak House
Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist
Lyman Frank Baum - The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne - The House Of The Seven Gables
Thomas Hardy - Jude The Obscure
Robert Louis Stevenson -The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island
Henry Haggard - King Solomon's Mines
Wilkie Collins - The Woman In White
H. G. Wells - The Island Of Doctor Moreau
Sir Walter Scott - Ivanhoe
Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone A Romance
Lucy Maud Montgomery - Anne Of Green Gables
Louisa May Alcott - Little Women
Henry Fielding - Amelia
Mary Shelley - Frankenstein, Or The Modern Prometheus
Arthur Conan Doyle - The Lost World
Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
Euripides - Medea
Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot
Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime And Punishment
Alexander Pushkin - Eugene Onegin A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse
James Fenimore Cooper - The Last Of The Mohicans
Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe
Joseph Conrad - Heart Of Darkness
Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's Travels
William Shakespeare - Romeo And Juliet
William Shakespeare - Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark
William Shakespeare - Othello
Oscar Wilde - The Picture Of Dorian Gray
John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress From This World To That Which Is To Come
Charles Darwin - The Origin Of Species Or The Preservation Of Favoured Races In The Struggle For Life
Alfred Tennyson - Idylls Of The King
Bram Stoker - Dracula
James Joyce - Ulysses
Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy
Howard Pyle - Robin Hood
Jane Austen - Emma
Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights
Thomas Hardy - Tess Of The D'urbervilles A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented
Giovanni Boccaccio - The Decameron
Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book
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"I wish the spring was here now," said Mary. "I want to see all the things that grow in England.”
When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying echoing down one of the long corridors.
The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary's only escape. One day, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. With the help of two unexpected companions, Mary discovers a way in—and becomes determined to bring the garden back to life.
The Secret Garden (Seasons Edition--Spring) is one of four titles available in March 2021. The spring season also will include Emma, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
THE SECRET GARDEN
LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY
A LITTLE PRINCESS
THE LOST PRINCE
A LADY OF QUALITY
HIS GRACE OF OSMONDE
THE LAND OF THE BLUE FLOWER
THE LITTLE HUNCHBACK ZIA
LITTLE SAINT ELIZABETH
THE STORY OF PRINCE FAIRYFOOT
THE PROUD LITTLE GRAIN OF WHEAT
BEHIND THE WHITE BRICK
MÈRE GIRAUDS LITTLE DAUGHTER
“LE MONSIEUR DE LA PETITE DAME”
ONE DAY AT ARLE
THE PRETTY SISTER OF JOSÉ
THAT LASS O' LOWRIE'S
THE WHITE PEOPLE
THE GOOD WOLF
BARTY CRUSOE AND HIS MAN SATURDAY
THE COZY LION
THE DAWN OF A TOMORROW
A FAIR BARBARIAN
THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE OF COOMBE
IN CONNECTION WITH THE DE WILLOUGHBY CLAIM
IN THE CLOSED ROOM
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