The Secret Garden
A stunning new edition with deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader. An enduring children’s classic, The Secret Garden (1911) is as enchanting as it is moving. Orphaned after the death of her parents in a cholera epidemic, Mary Lennox is sent from India to her uncle’s home in England, the remote Misselthwaite Manor. Alienated from her surroundings, she initially takes against the cold, gloomy house and the seemingly barren Yorkshire landscape. However, her spirits begin to improve as she sets out in search of the manor’s long-neglected secret garden. As Mary unlock the mysteries of her new home, a powerful tale of redemption and regeneration unfolds. The FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library. Hardback Deluxe edition, foiled and embossed, with gilded edges.
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Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett
Novelist and playwright Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester, England. Her family owned a successful ironmongery and brass good business, but tragedy struck when her father died in 1852. Struggling to make ends meet, her mother eventually moved the family to New Market, Tennessee in pursuit of better things. A gifted writer since childhood, Burnett took to writing as a means of supporting her family, churning out stories for Lady's Book, Harper's Bazaar and other magazines. She married Swan Burnett in 1872, and the couple had two much-beloved sons. Burnett wrote throughout her life, publishing several novels and plays, most notably Little Lord Fauntleroy (1885-1886), A Little Princess (1905) and The Secret Garden (1911).
Judith John (glossary) is a writer and editor specializing in literature and history. A former secondary school English Language and Literature teacher, she has subsequently worked as an editor on major educational projects, including English A: Literature for the Pearson International Baccalaureate series. Judith's major research interests include Romantic and Gothic literature, and Renaissance drama.