The Secret Garden

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When Mary Lennox is orphaned she is sent from her home in India to live with her uncle at Misselthwaite Manor on the Yorkshire Moors. She arrives as a sour-faced, sickly and ill-tempered little girl, bewildered by her surroundings and desperately lonely. One day she discovers a way in to a secret abandoned garden and, with the help of local lad Dickon and her poorly cousin Colin, they set about restoring the garden.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a magical tale of transformation that has enchanted both children and adults since its publication in 1911.

This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Secret Garden features an afterword by publisher Anna South.

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About Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester and spent her early years there with her family. Her father died in 1852, and eventually, in 1865, Frances emigrated to the United States with her mother and siblings, settling with family in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Frances began to be published at the age of 19, submitting short stories to magazines and using the proceeds to help support the family. In 1872, she married Swan Burnett, a doctor, with whom she had two sons while living in Paris. Her first novel, That Lass o'Lowrie's, was published in 1877, while the Burnetts were living in Washington D. C. Following a separation from her husband, Burnett lived on both sides of the Atlantic, eventually marrying for a second time, however she never truly recovered from the death of her first son, Lionel.

Best known during her lifetime for Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886), her books for children, including The Secret Garden and The Little Princess, have endured as classics, but Burnett also wrote many other novels for adults, which were hugely popular and favourably compared to authors such as George Eliot.

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Books by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Lady of Quality
A Lady of Quality
Through One Administration
Through One Administration
The Head of the House of Coombe
The Head of the House of Coombe
Robin
Robin
That Lass o' Lowrie's
That Lass o' Lowrie's
A Little Princess
A Little Princess

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London: An Illustrated Literary Companion
London: An Illustrated Literary Companion
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
Little Women
Little Women
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
Complete Ghost Stories
Complete Ghost Stories
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds
The Time Machine
The Time Machine
The House of Mirth
The House of Mirth
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Walden
Walden
Tales and Poems
Tales and Poems
Dubliners
Dubliners
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Moby-Dick
Moby-Dick
Best Fairy Stories of the World
Best Fairy Stories of the World
Irish Ghost Stories
Irish Ghost Stories
Best Fairy Tales
Best Fairy Tales
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Grimms' Fairy Tales
The Way Through the Woods
The Way Through the Woods
The Little Prince
The Little Prince
Alice in Wonderland Everlasting Diary
Alice in Wonderland Everlasting Diary
Peter Pan
Peter Pan
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Sanditon, Lady Susan, & The History of England
Sanditon, Lady Susan, & The History of England
The Prophet
The Prophet
Collected Poems
Collected Poems
Persuasion
Persuasion
Mansfield Park
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey
Northanger Abbey
My Family and Other Animals
My Family and Other Animals
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Emma
Emma
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility
Dracula
Dracula
Classic Locked Room Mysteries
Classic Locked Room Mysteries
The Water-Babies
The Water-Babies
Doctor Thorne
Doctor Thorne
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
A Farewell To Arms
A Farewell To Arms
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Sherlock Holmes Everlasting Diary
Sherlock Holmes Everlasting Diary
Heidi
Heidi
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Our Man in Havana
Our Man in Havana