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The Secret Garden (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

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Synopsis:

The classic story of orphaned Mary who has been sent to stay at her uncle's manor house in Yorkshire, following the death of her parents from cholera. Mary is spoilt and sickly, but her life changes for the better when she discovers the secret walled garden in the grounds of the house.

About the Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett lived from 1849 to 1924. She was born in Manchester and lived in great poverty after the death of her father in 1853. She escaped the horror of her surroundings by writing stories and often returned to a rags-to-riches or a riches-to-rags theme. In 1865 her family accepted a relative’s invitation to emigrate to America. They were still poor but the wide open spaces of Tennesssee were better than the slums of Manchester. Frances had to earn money so began writing short pieces for American magazines. In 1873 she married Dr Swan Burnett, and it was under her married name that she became a world-famous children’s writer.

Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote over forty books; the two that are best-known today are The Secret Garden and Little Lord Fauntleroy. In later life she became rather eccentric, turned to spiritualism and mystic cults and took to wearing frilly clothes and titian-coloured wigs – this earned her the nickname ‘Fluffy’.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141182186
Editor:
Lurie, Alison
Introduction:
Lurie, Alison
Author:
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
Author:
Lurie, Alison
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics
Publication Date:
19990801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.72x5.09x.57 in. .37 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , The classic story of orphaned Mary who has been sent to stay at her uncle's manor house in Yorkshire, following the death of her parents from cholera. Mary is spoilt and sickly, but her life changes for the better when she discovers the secret walled garden in the grounds of the house.
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