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The Secret Garden Book Cover | Frances Hodgson
The Secret Garden Book Cover | Frances Hodgson

About the Novel

The Secret Garden is a novel written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The novel was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. This novel is now one of Burnett's most popular novels. This novel is considered to be a classic of English children's literature. Several stage and film adaptations have been produced.
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Summary of the Novel

What secrets lie behind the doors at Misselthwaite Manor? Recently arrived at her uncle's estate, orphaned Mary Lennox is spoiled, sickly, and certain she won't enjoy living there. Then she discovers the arched doorway into an overgrown garden, shut up since the death of her aunt ten years earlier. Mary soon begins transforming it into a thing of beauty--unaware that she is changing too. But Misselthwaite hides another secret, as mary discovers one night. High in a dark room, away from the rest of the house, lies her young cousin, Colin, who believes he is an incurable invalid, destined to die young. His tantrums are so frightful, no one can reason with him. If only, Mary hopes, she can get Colin to love the secret garden as much as she does, its magic will work wonders on him. The Secret Garden.PDF 


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About the Author (Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett)

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett was born on 24 November 1849. Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett was an English playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885-6), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911). The Secret Garden.PDF

Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Cheetham, near Manchester, England. Her father died in 1852, the family eventually fell on straitened circumstances and in 1865 emigrated to the United States. There, Frances began writing to help earn money for the family, publishing stories in magazines from the age of 19. In 1870 her mother died and in 1872 she married Swan Burnett, who became a medical doctor after which they lived in Paris for two years where their two sons were born before returning to the US to live in Washington D.C. The Secret Garden.PDF There she began to write novels, the first of which (That Lass o' Lowries), was published to good reviews. Little Lord Fauntleroy was published in 1886 and made her a popular writer of children's fiction, although her romantic adult novels written in the 1890s were also popular. She wrote and helped to produce stage versions of Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess. The Secret Garden.PDF

Film Adaptation of Novel

You can check out the IMDB movie here

A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's estate. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, she begins exploring the estate and discovers a garden that has been locked and neglected. Aided by one of the servants' brothers, she begins restoring the garden, and eventually discovers some other secrets of the manor. 

The Stars in the film are : Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, Heydon Prowse
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