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Annotated Secret Garden

ISBN-10: 0393060292

ISBN-13: 9780393060294

Edition: 2007

Authors: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, Gretchen Gerzina, Gretchen Gerzina

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The much-loved tale read by generations of children, now annotated and with over one hundred stunning illustrations. Frances Hodgson Burnett was famous in her time for her adult novels and her forays into children's literature withLittle Lord FauntleroyandA Little Princess. The Secret Garden, her story of an orphan girl who moves from India to the British countryside, has become a favorite book of every generation thereafter. Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, the author of the definitive biography of Burnett, brings out aspects of Burnett's life that led her to write the book, details of the Victorian England time period, attitudes toward children, and Burnett's spiritual leanings. Gerzina captures the magical nature of the tale and the coming together of three children through restoring a hidden garden. With over one hundred illustrations, many in vibrant color,The Annotated Secret Gardenis an enchanting gift for any child or for any adult who is still a feisty child underneath. 55 color and 46 black-and-white illustrations.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
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 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.

The Secret Garden
There Is No One Left
Mistress Mary Quite Contrary
Across the Moor
Martha
The Cry in the Corridor
"There Was Some One Crying - There Was"
The Key of the Garden
The Robin Who Showed the Way
The Strangest House Any One Ever Lived In
Dicken
The Nest of the Missel Thrush
"Might I Have a Bit of Earth?"
"I Am Colin"
A Young Rajah
Nest Building
"I Won't!" Said Mary
A Tantrum
"Tha' Munnot Waste No Time"
"It Has Come!"
"I Shall Live Forever - And Ever - And Ever!"
Ben Weatherstaff
When the Sun Went Down
Magic
"Let Them Laugh"
The Curtain
"It's Mother!"
In the Garden
My Robin
Frances Hodgson Burnett: A Chronology
Further Reading
Bibliography of Illustrations