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Secret Garden

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ISBN-10: 0141321067

ISBN-13: 9780141321066

Edition: 2008

Authors: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Robin Lawrie, Sophie Dahl

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Frances Hodgson Burnett was the highest paid and most widely read woman writer of her time, publishing more than fifty novels and thirteen plays. Born in England and transplanted to New York toward the end of the Civil War, Burnett made her home in both countries, and today both countries claim her as their own. "The Secret Garden," her best-known work, became an instant modern classic and world-wide bestseller upon its publication in 1911. The text of this Norton Critical Edition is based on the first edition and is accompanied by explanatory annotations. "Backgrounds and Contexts" and "Letters" illuminate important aspects of Burnett's life and work and include her own writings on gardens…    
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Book details

List price: $4.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 3/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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…