Frances Hodgson Burnett

Burnett, Frances Eliza Hodgson

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (bərnĕt´), 1849–1924, American author, b. Manchester, England. In 1865 she went to Knoxville, Tenn., with her family. She wrote several adult novels, but is famous for her children's books, particularly Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886; successfully dramatized by the author in 1888), Sara Crewe (1888), and the extremely popular The Secret Garden (1911), generally viewed as one of the most influential books in children's literature.

See biographies by A. Thwaite (1974) and G. H. Gerzina (2004).

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The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Grossett & Dunlap, 1938
FREE! Little Lord Fauntleroy
Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Frederick Warne, 1910
FREE! The Dawn of a To-Morrow
Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906
FREE! Sara Crewe: Or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's
Frances Hodgson Burnett; Reginald Birch.
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922
FREE! The Shuttle
Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Grosset and Dunlap, 1907
FREE! A Lady of Quality: BeingaMost Curious, Hitherto Unknown History, as Related by Mr. Isaac Bickerstaff but Not Presented to the World of Fashion through the Pages of the Tatler, and Now for the First Time Written Down
Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910
The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
Humphrey Carpenter; Mari Prichard.
Oxford University Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Burnett, Frances Hodgson" begins on p. 89
The Therapeutic Narrative: Fictional Relationships and the Process of Psychological Change
Barbara Almond; Richard Almond.
Praeger Publishers, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 7 "Frances Hodgson Burnett's the Secret Garden: Multiple Cures, Multiple Processes of Cure"
Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook
Denise D. Knight.
Greenwood Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Frances Hodgson Burnett " begins on p. 19
Authors Today and Yesterday: A Companion Volume to Living Authors
Stanley J. Kunitz; Howard Haycraft; Wilbur C. Hadden.
H.W. Wilson, 1933
Librarian’s tip: "Frances Hodgson Burnett " begins on p. 115
American Naturalistic and Realistic Novelists: A Biographical Dictionary
E. C. Applegate.
Greenwood Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: "Frances Hodgson Burnett " begins on p. 54
Constructing the Canon of Children's Literature: Beyond Library Walls and Ivory Towers
Anne Lundin.
Routledge, 2004
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Frances Hodgson Burnett begins on p. 121
Introducing Children's Literature: From Romanticism to Postmodernism
Deborah Cogan Thacker; Jean Webb.
Routledge, 2002
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 9 "Romanticism vs. Empire in the Secret Garden"
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