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Frances Hodgson Burnett

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(1849 - 1924)

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was an English-American 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).



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In the Closed Room (1904)

Judith meets another little girl when her parents are house sitting for the summer, and together they explore the closed room on the fourth floor. Read online at Archive.org. Or at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886)

When his uncles die, Cedric becomes heir to his grandfather’s estate, and soon takes over the old gentleman’s heart as well. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrator(s): Reginald Bathurst Birch

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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1913)

When his uncles die, Cedric becomes heir to his grandfather’s estate, and soon takes over the old gentleman’s heart as well. Reginald Birch did a new suite of illustrations for this edition. The scan is of the original edition. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrator(s): Reginald Bathurst Birch

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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1954)

Son of an American mother and an English father, Cedric is called to England by his somewhat irascible grandfather to be his heir.

Author(s): Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrator(s): Peter Spier

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A Little Princess Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Told for the First Time (1905)

Originally a short story, then made into a play, this is a more developed story of the orphan girl left at a boarding school who is reduced to servitude, then rescued by a friend of her father’s. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrator(s): Ethel Franklin Betts

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The Secret Garden (1949)

When Mary and Colin stop feeling sorry for themselves, they begin to enjoy life.

Author(s): Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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The Secret Garden (1956)

An Anglo-Indian orphan girl and and an English invalid find their cure in a garden.

Author(s): Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrator(s): Ernest H. Shepard

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The Secret Garden (1986)

Mary is orphaned and sent home from India to her uncle’s estate. When she discovers Colin, their two tempers flare until they discover the garden and work with Dickon to bring it back to life.

Author(s): Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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