That Lass o' Lowrie's

Frances Hodgson Burnett

10 April 2014
220 pages


Although best known for Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett was considered one of the leading writers in America on the strength of her adult novels, which made her name in the 1870s and 1880s. Ripe for rediscovery, Bello is proud to bring a select group of these classic novels back into print.

That Lass O' Lowrie's was Frances Hodgson Burnett's first novel. A tale of Lancashire, her chosen heroine is pit-girl. Burnett uses the novel to explore questions of social inequality and injustice, with much of the material drawn from real life. Serialised in Scribner's Monthly before publication as a book, and first published in April 1877, That Lass O' Lowrie's won unanimous praise from the critics.