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The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett, My Old Classics, My Old Classics

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Frances Hodgson Burnett, My Old Classics, My Old Classics

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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published in book form in 1911, after serialisation in The American Magazine (November 1910 - August 1911). Set in England, it is one of Burnett's most popular novels and seen as a classic of English children's literature. Several stage and film adaptations have been made. The American edition was published by the Frederick A. Stokes Company with illustrations by Maria Louise Kirk (signed as M. L. Kirk) and the British edition by Heinemann with illustrations by Charles Heath Robinson.[At the turn of the 20th century, Mary Lennox is a neglected and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in British India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her and made an effort to ignore her. She is cared for primarily by native servants, who allow her to become spoilt, demanding and self-centred. After a cholera epidemic kills Mary's parents, the few surviving servants flee the house without Mary.She is discovered by British soldiers who place her in the temporary care of an English clergyman, whose children taunt her by calling her "Mistress Mary, quite contrary." She is soon sent to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven, whom her father's sister Lilias married. He lives on the Yorkshire Moors in a large English country house, Misselthwaite Manor. When escorted to Misselthwaite by the housekeeper Mrs Medlock, she discovers Lilias Craven is dead and that Mr Craven is a hunchback.

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APA 6 Citation
Burnett, F. H. (2022). The Secret Garden (1st ed.). Books on Demand. Retrieved from (Original work published 2022)
Chicago Citation
Burnett, Frances Hodgson. (2022) 2022. The Secret Garden. 1st ed. Books on Demand.
Harvard Citation
Burnett, F. H. (2022) The Secret Garden. 1st edn. Books on Demand. Available at: (Accessed: 28 March 2023).
MLA 7 Citation
Burnett, Frances Hodgson. The Secret Garden. 1st ed. Books on Demand, 2022. Web. 28 Mar. 2023.