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.
A complex tale of courtship, marriage, women's rights and American politics, Through One Administration is one of Frances Hodgson Burnett's most fascinating novels.
At its centre is Bertha Amory, a society wife in nineteenth century Washington D.C. Married to a lawyer, her safe world is disrupted when a former acquaintance returns to the city. Philip Tredennis first met Bertha years earlier, when they were both young. Returning to find her married to another man, yet obviously not in love with him, Tredennis can only watch and try to do what he can for Bertha and the situation in which she finds herself.
Frances Hodgson Burnett lived in Washington D.C. for many years and brilliantly recreates the world she knew so well, where even the most seemingly superficial of characters may show unexpected depth when observed in the right way.