The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden

byFrances Hodgson Burnett

Hardcover | June 12, 2018

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Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote for children and adults, publishing both plays and novels. She was born in Manchester, England, on November 24, 1849. Her father, who owned a furniture store, died when she was only four years old. Her mother struggled to keep the family business running while trying to raise five children. Finally, because of the failing Manchester economy, the family sold the store and immigrated to the United States. In 1865 they settled just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. Hoping to offset her family's continuing financial troubles, Burnett began to submit her stories to women's magazines. She was immediately successful. In the late 1860s her stories were published in nearly every popular American magazine. Burnett helped to support her family with income from the sale of her stories, even saving enough to finance a trip back to England, where she stayed for over a year. In 1879, Burnett published her first stories for children; two of her most popular are A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. In contrast to an extremely successful career, Burnett's personal life held many challenges. Her son Lionel was diagnosed with tuberculosis at age 15, from which he never recovered. His death inspired several stories about dead or dying children. Burnett lived her later years on Long Island, New York. She died in 1924.
Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote for children and adults, publishing both plays and novels. She was born in Manchester, England, on November 24, 1849. Her father, who owned a furniture store, died when she was only four years old. Her mother struggled to keep the family business running while trying to raise five children. Finally, becaus...
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Title:The Secret GardenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.98 inPublished:June 12, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062692577

ISBN - 13:9780062692573

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beauitful edition of this childhood classic! I always loved this story as a child and even now as an adult. I find it very enjoyable. I very much like Mary (maybe not in the beginning) and the idea of the secret garden and the importance of nature and the outdoors for children. I loved playing outside as a child and I believe that this book captures that so perfectly! Great book!
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book A book that still holds so many truths and value today. A must read.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood Classic I loved animals when I was younger (I still do), but reading about Dickens and his love for animals just kind of made me love them even more. I digress, The Secret Garden is so much more than just a kid with wild animals. Mary was oh so unlikable in the beginning, but as she discovers this secret garden, she starts to change with the help of those around her (I mean, I think she saw a bit of herself in Colin and she helped him realise he was being a bit of a prat). This is always be a very special book to me.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like it! Liked it as a kid and really loved it reading it again as a young adult for school.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Beautiful edition of a beautiful classic! One of my absolute favorites! A must read!
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This was the first classic novel that I read as a child. My love of classics is because of this book. It has a special place in my heart and I will always cherish this story.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely classic. I'm currently in the middle of reading this and I love the story so far. It is a classic story so the writing is different and can be a little confusing if you aren't used to reading older stories. It is a great story though and is definitely worth a read.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful hardcover version - finally! Pre-ordering. Right. Now. I've been looking for a nice bookshelf-worthy copy of this book for years! If it doesn't measure up, I'll update my review, but for now I'm just so glad I found it!
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from <3 I read this for one of my children's lit classes & it was GREAT - i loved bratty little Mary & Colin - it's such a beautiful story about healing & everyone should read it!!
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood favourite This book is a childhood favourite that I still love to this day.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Personal favorite I love this story. It's a classic for all ages.
Date published: 2016-11-28