Beyond the Secret Garden: The Life of Frances Hodgson Burnett

Beyond the Secret Garden: The Life of Frances Hodgson Burnett

Ann Thwaite


most folks have heard of Little Lord Fauntleroy, and of the key backyard. but few humans notice that an identical girl wrote either books, 25 years aside, and was once thought of, in addition to Henry James, one of many top writers in the US at the energy of the grownup novels which made her identify within the 1870s and Eighties. Frances Hodgson Burnett's favorite subject matter in fiction used to be the reversal of fortune, and he or she herself knew extremes of poverty and wealth. Born in Manchester in 1849, she emigrated along with her relations to Tennessee on the shut of the Civil warfare. at the floor, her lifestyles used to be super profitable. She performed the jobs of recognized author and Fairy Godmother with enthusiasm, yet happiness eluded her. She was once regularly watching for the celebration, however it went on in different rooms.

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