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).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

Frances Hodgson Burnett: Selected full-text books and articles

The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett Grossett & Dunlap, 1938
FREE! Little Lord Fauntleroy By Frances Hodgson Burnett Frederick Warne, 1910
FREE! The Dawn of a To-Morrow By Frances Hodgson Burnett Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906
FREE! Sara Crewe: Or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's By Frances Hodgson Burnett; Reginald Birch Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922
FREE! The Shuttle By Frances Hodgson Burnett Grosset and Dunlap, 1907
The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature By 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 By 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 By 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 By 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 By 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 By Anne Lundin Routledge, 2004
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Frances Hodgson Burnett begins on p. 121
Introducing Children's Literature: From Romanticism to Postmodernism By Deborah Cogan Thacker; Jean Webb Routledge, 2002
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 9 "Romanticism vs. Empire in the Secret Garden"
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