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The Secret Garden (Barnes & Noble Classics) [Paperback]

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Pages   272
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 7.75" Height: 5.25"
Weight:   0.52 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2005
Publisher   Barnes & Noble Classics
ISBN  1593082770  
EAN  9781593082772  


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Item Description...
"The Secret Garden," by Frances Hodgson Burnett, is part of the "Barnes & Noble Classics"" "series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of "Barnes & Noble Classics"
  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
  • All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. "Barnes & Noble Classics "pulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Though Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote more than forty books, none remains so popular as her miraculous and magical masterpiece, "The Secret Garden." Has any story ever dared to begin by calling its heroine, "the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen" and, just a few sentences later, "as tyrannical and selfish a little pig as ever lived?" Mary Lennox is the "little pig," sent to Misselthwaite Manor, on the Yorkshire moors, to live with her uncle after her parents die of cholera. There she discovers her sickly cousin Colin, who is equally obnoxious and imperious. Both love no one because they have never been loved. They are the book's spiritual secret gardens, needing only the right kind of care to bloom into lovely children.
    Mary also discovers a literal secret garden, hidden behind a locked gate on her uncle's estate, neglected for the ten years since Colin's birth and his mother's death. Together with a local child named Dickon, Mary and Colin transform the garden into a paradise bursting with life and color. Through their newfound mutual love of nature, they nurture each other, until they are brought back to health and happiness.
    With Charles Robinson's original illustrations. Jill Muller was born in England and educated at Mercy College and Columbia University. She currently teaches at Mercy College and Columbia University. She is the author of "Gerard Manley Hopkins and Victorian Catholicism," in addition to articles on Joyce, Newman, Hopkins, and the medieval women mystics.

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    More About Frances Hodgson Burnett, Jill Muller, Peter Mead, Robin Setton, David Lloyd, Pat McEown, Glenn Barr & Kevin Nowlan

    Frances Hodgson Burnett Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was an English-American playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885-6), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).

    Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Cheetham, near Manchester, England. After her father died in 1852, the family eventually fell on straitened circumstances and in 1865 emigrated 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 she married Swan Burnett, who became a medical doctor after which they lived in Paris for two years where their two sons were born before returning to the US to live in Washington D.C. There she began to write novels, the first of which (That Lass o' Lowries), 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 bought a home there in the 1890s where she wrote The Secret Garden. Her oldest son, Lionel, died of tuberculosis in 1892, which caused a relapse of the depression she struggled with for much of her life. She divorced Swan Burnett in 1898 and married Stephen Townsend in 1900, and divorced him in 1902. Towards the end of her life she settled in Long Island, where she died in 1924 and is buried in Roslyn Cemetery, on Long Island.

    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.

    Frances Hodgson Burnett lived in Manchester. Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in 1849 and died in 1924.

    Frances Hodgson Burnett has published or released items in the following series...
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    7. Everyman's Library Children's Classics
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    10. Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
    11. Puffin Classics
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