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The Secret Garden
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

ISBN: 9780142437056
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1 February 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 1.4
After the death of her parents in India, sullen and self-absorbed Mary Lennox is sent to live on her uncle's estate on the Yorkshire moors. Exploring the grounds, Mary discovers a walled garden, locked up, abandoned, and in ruins, and in a distant room in the house she finds a cousin she never knew existed - Colin, an invalid, ignored by his father and expecting to die. Mary and Dickon, the housemaid's spirited brother, befriend Colin and set about restoring the garden, which opens up a world of magic, reconciling the children to the world of life.

Originally published in 1911, The Secret Garden, an extraordinary novel that has influenced writers such as Eliot and Lawrence, highlights the transforming powers of love, joy, and nature, and of mystical faith and positive thinking.

About the Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849 - 1924) was born in England and lived as an adult in both England and America. She wrote mainly for adults but is best known for her children's books. Her books include 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' and 'The Secret Garden'. U C Knoepflmacher is professor of English and Pa...

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