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Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in Manchester, England, on November 24 1849. After her father’s death in 1853, Burnett’s mother ran the family’s iron foundry until the American Civil War caused the business to fail. Destitute, the Hodgsons moved to Tennessee in 1865 to stay with relatives in a log cabin. Frances lived there until 1873, when she married a doctor, Swan Burnett, whom she later divorced in 1898. She married Peter Townsend, an actor, in 1900.

From her teens Frances had written stories and tales to help her support the family and later claimed never to have written a manuscript that... Read More

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Coming of Age
Little Women; The Secret Garden; Anne of Green Gables
Written by Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett and L.M. Montgomery


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 21, 2010
Price: $50.95

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Little Lord Fauntleroy

Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 10, 1995
Price: $17.00

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The Secret Garden

Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 11, 1993
Price: $16.00

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The Secret Garden

Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Introduction by Alice Sebold


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $7.95

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The Secret Garden

Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted by James Howe
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: August 31, 1993
Price: $3.99

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The Secret Garden

Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Yearling
On Sale: November 1, 1987
Price: $5.99

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The Secret Garden

Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett


Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1987
Price: $3.95

Since 1911, the The Secret Garden has charmed readers of successive generations. This is the story of Mary Lennox--an unattractive, unloved little girl, sent to live at Misselthwaite Manor on the Yorkshire Moors after her parents' death. There, along with her invalid cousin Colin, she is drawn into a magical world... Read more >

The Secret Garden

Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted by James Howe
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: February 29, 2012
Price: $3.99

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The Secret Garden

Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: November 27, 2007
Price: $2.99

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