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21. Waiting for the Party : The Life
 
22. Waiting For The Part. The Life
 
23. Sara Crewe; or. What happened
 
24. The good wolf
 
25. Little Lord Fauntleroy
 
26. Natalie, and other stories
 
27. The cozy lion : as told by Queen
 
28. The children's book
 
29. Esmeralda, a comedy drama in four
 
30. The one I knew the best of all
 
31. Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Unexpected
 
32. Frances Hodgson Burnett (Twayne's
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33. Frances Hodgson Burnett: Beyond
 
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34. A Little Princess: A Guide to
 
35. Inside the Secret Garden: A Treasury
 
36. Piece of Parkin
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37. Masterwork Studies Series: The
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38. Masterwork Studies Series: A Little

21. Waiting for the Party : The Life of Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1849-1924 (Nonparei
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1991-01-01)

Asin: B0027NN9QK
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22. Waiting For The Part. The Life of Frances Hodgson Burnett. 1849-1924
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1974-01-01)

Asin: B000NUKPPW
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23. Sara Crewe; or. What happened at Miss Minchin 's. by Frances Hod
by Burnett. Frances Hodgson. 1849-1924.
 Paperback: Pages (1888-01-01)

Asin: B002WUHDUG
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24. The good wolf
by Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924 Burnett
 Paperback: Pages (2009-10-26)

Asin: B003O704KC
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25. Little Lord Fauntleroy
by Burnett Frances Hodgson 1849-1924
 Paperback: Pages (1889-01-01)

Asin: B002XXCAY6
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26. Natalie, and other stories
by Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924 Burnett
 Paperback: Pages (2009-10-26)

Asin: B003O4G24C
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27. The cozy lion : as told by Queen Crosspatch
by Burnett Frances Hodgson 1849-1924
 Paperback: Pages (1907-01-01)

Asin: B002XXC1P4
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28. The children's book
by Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924 Burnett
 Paperback: Pages (2009-10-26)

Asin: B001R5SSNS
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29. Esmeralda, a comedy drama in four acts
by Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924 Burnett
 Paperback: Pages (2009-10-26)

Asin: B003O3VZ5O
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30. The one I knew the best of all : a memory of the mind of a child
by Burnett Frances Hodgson 1849-1924
 Paperback: Pages (1893-01-01)

Asin: B002XX87PC
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31. Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Unexpected Life of the Author of the Secret Garden
by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
 Kindle Edition: 359 Pages (2004-04)
list price: US$22.46
Asin: B0013IDD3Y
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Hugely successful in her own time for adult novels and plays, Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) would be astounded to find out she is remembered for a handful of books for children, but most of all for the enormously popular Secret Garden. This fascinating biography-the first to have the full cooperation of Burnett's descendants and relatives-examines her life with lively intelligence, sensitivity, and fascinating new, never-before-published material.

Burnett's life was full of those reversals of fortune that mark her work. Following modest beginnings in mid-Victorian Manchester, she arrived in post-Civil War Tennessee at the age of fifteen with her widowed mother and two sisters. Burnett was the breadwinner of the family from the age of seventeen, eventually publishing a total of fifty-two books and writing and producing thirteen plays. She made and spent a fortune in her lifetime, was generous and profligate, yet anxious about money and obsessively hardworking.

Constantly restless and inventive, Burnett's personal life was as complex as her professional one. Her first marriage to a southern doctor disintegrated as a result of her notorious flirtations and a scandalous affair, and her subsequent marriage to an English doctor turned actor suffered a similar fate. She understood the intensity and loneliness of the thoughtful child, but was herself a largely absent mother of two sons-overwhelmed by guilt when tragedy struck one of them; the other one never got over being the model for Little Lord Fauntleroy.

A woman of contrasts and paradoxes, this quintessentially British writer was equally at home in the United States, which honored her with a memorial in Central Park. Frances Hodgson Burnett reinvented for herself and for generations to come in both countries the magic and the mystery of the childhood she never had. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (4)

4-0 out of 5 stars I love Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett
I love The Secret Garden, and that's the real reason for my getting and reading this book. But I have to agree (especially as a former editor) that the editing appears, at times, to be nonexistent. There were times when I simply shook my head because I was puzzled by such things as confusing pronoun referents. Still, I would recommend it to other lovers of Burnett's work, her life is that interesting.

3-0 out of 5 stars a remarkable woman
What's good: The book is fully documented and the sources are mostly Frances herself and her trustworthy friends.

What's not so good: The book is written in competent, though arid, prose.Not much enthusiasm for Frances comes through.The book gives the impression of being an academic project, undertaken because academics are required to do such projects and almost every other woman has already been done.

Academic presses frequently have the authors do their own proof-reading, and this book is not well proofed.There are no glaring errors such as a spell-checker would find, but errors that would elude a spell-checker are not infrequent.

Worse, there are at least two glaring factual errors:
On page 286, the biographer states that "President Roosevelt" declared war in 1917, bringing America into World War I.

On page 215, the biographer declares that in 1900, "she was now forty-five."On page 13, the biographer declares that "Frances Eliza, the third child and first daughter, was born there too, on 24 November 1849."A little arithmetic will demonstrate that in 1900, Frances cannot have been "forty-five."She was in fact 50 or 51.

Still, for a Black British academic at Columbia University, the biographer is rather free of zeal, but she does insist on mentioning every Black maid which Frances, like other Southern women of the time, employed.However, she is forced to admit Frances' unswerving devotion to social equality, which she pushed in her novels.

As to the question of "flirtations," which are used to promote this biography, there is no evidence of them. Frances was extremely careful of her reputation (she had to be, since she was famous most of her life), and always traveled with a maid and usually a female companion as well.Whether Frances slept with Stephen Townsend during the ten years when he was around so much, one can only guess.But since he blackmailed her into marrying him in 1900 by threatening to tell the world they'd had an affair, it seems likely that there must have been some truth in it.On all occasions when she felt wronged, she threw herself publicly into the fray and defended herself indignantly.She was such a person that she could not have done that without truth on her side.

Frances Hodgson Burnett was a remarkable human being, and a biography of her should be read, since for the last fifty years or so, we have been assured by academics, psychologists and self-appointed pseudo-intellectuals that humans cannot possibly be what she in fact was.

5-0 out of 5 stars An impressive and seminal effort
While during her life time (1849-1924), Frances Hodgson Burnett was best known for her many adult novels and plays, today it is for her children's books that she is remembered, especially for her masterpiece which has become a true classic and has never been out of print -- The Secret Garden. Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Unexpected Life Of The Author of "The Secret Garden" is an impressive and seminal effort in which biographer Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina (Professor of English, Bernard College, Columbia University) had the full cooperation of Burnett's descendants and relatives to help her examine and present an inherently fascinating life story of lively intelligence, contemporary sensitivity, and a wealth of new and never-before-published materials. From her modest beginnings in mid-Victorian Manchester, to her arrival in post-Civil "War Tennessee at the age of 15 with her widowed mother and two sisters, this outstanding biography details her become the family breadwinner at the age of 17 and the eventual publishing of 52 books and 13 plays. This is also the story of her marriages, flirtations, and a scandalous affair, the troubled motherhood of two sons (one of whom become the model for Little Lord Fauntleroy). A welcome and much appreciated contribution to literary biographies, Frances Hodgson Burnett is enthusiastically recommended reading!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating life of a best-selling author
Frances Hodgson Burnett was a celebrity and author of many runaway best-sellers from the 1870s to the 1920s and beyond.Now mostly remembered for her children's books, she had great fame for her romances and plays as well.This English-born author moved to the US as a child and became a true-life American rags-to-riches story.It is extremely interesting to learn how she was carried away by the resulting fame and fortune and what choices she made.

I have always loved Frances Hodgson Burnett's books and am delighted that such a detailed biography is now available.I have read the previous accounts of her life but this book is especially well-written and contains plenty of new material.Highly recommended. ... Read more


32. Frances Hodgson Burnett (Twayne's English Authors Series)
by Phyllis Bixler
 Hardcover: 147 Pages (1984-08)
list price: US$22.95
Isbn: 0805768599
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good source for critiques
For readers who are interested in Burnett's novels for adults, Bixler's work is a very good companion volume to Ann Thwaite's "Waiting for the Party".

Divided into several sections and including a chronology, Bixler summarizes Burnett's most famous works plus her lesser known novels and plays.Special attention is given to Burnett's novel "Through One Administration", which was much lauded in its day for its insight and plausibility (and the fact that it did not have a guaranteed happy ending).

Along with providing brief but concise biographical data on Burnett (heavily citing Thwaite), Bixler's work is a helpful and informative source for readers interested in the artist's personal, as well as professional, life. ... Read more


33. Frances Hodgson Burnett: Beyond the Secret Garden (Lerner Biographies)
by Angelica Shirley Carpenter, Jean Shirley
Hardcover: 128 Pages (1990-12)
list price: US$27.93 -- used & new: US$20.35
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Asin: 0822549050
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A biography of the author of many popular novels and plays for both adults and children, including the well-known "Little Lord Fauntleroy" and "The Secret Garden." ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Informative, but written for kids
It was interesting to read about the author's life, but I found the extremely simplified style a bit tiresome. I had not intended to choose a book written for children, which this seemed to be. I did appreciate the photos, however.

5-0 out of 5 stars Award winning, profusely illustrated biography of scandalous
Written for young people. grades 4-8, this is an interesting biography for Frances Hodgson Burnett fans of all ages. She was the Danielle Steel of her day, crossing the Atlantic 33 times.Her comings, goings, and divorces made front-page news in The New York Times and in other newspapers.This biography, which School Lihrary Journal says "reads like a good novel," offers many quotations from Frances and her friends, plus photos and illustrations from her books and plays.This review is written by the author--can you tell?For a slide-illustrated lecture call 561 965-4155 ... Read more


34. A Little Princess: A Guide to Teachers and Students (Classics for Young Readers)
by Ranelda Mack Hunsicker
 Paperback: 64 Pages (2001-02)
list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$3.75
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Asin: 0875527337
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35. Inside the Secret Garden: A Treasury of Frances Hodgson Burnett's the Secret Garden
by Carolyn Strom Collins, Christina Wyss Eriksson
 Library Binding: 130 Pages (2002-10)
list price: US$26.89
Isbn: 0060291303
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett's timeless story, has been cherished by generations of readers ever since it was first published in 1912.

Now, in this beautifully illustrated volume, you can step into the world of The Secret Garden. Learn all about Burnett's life and the different eventsand places that inspired her to write her beloved story. Discover what an English manor house was like, from the d├ęcor to the gardens to the staff that kept it running smoothly. Make Mrs. Sowerby's Hot Oak-cakes, create moss-covered flower urns, and learn traditional English rope-skipping rhymes. You'll even find out how to plant your own secret garden!

For everyone who loved The Secret Garden, Inside The Secret Garden brings this magical world vividly to life.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Secret ....joyful
Darling little book. A joyable read with many activies, recipes and ideas for ones own little secret garden entertaining and planning events. Any one who enjoys Frances Hodgson Burnett's writings will want to add this to their collection. Wonderful illustrations by Tasha Tudor and Mary Colllier, which is an added bonus. Both Carolyn Collins and Christina Eriksson, did a wonderful job in writing this book

5-0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous and informative book!
For anyone who wants to learn more about "The Secret Garden" and its author--where the original garden really was, how an English robin differs from an American robin, how to make a nesting station for birds in your garden, what "oatcakes" and "doughcakes" are and how to make them (along with other recipes from the book), how to plant a miniature secret garden, how to make a windchime from keys like the one that unlocked the Secret Garden, and lots more!Wonderful gift.Tasha Tudor illustrations. ... Read more


36. Piece of Parkin
 Hardcover: Pages (1980-09)

Isbn: 0525971149
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37. Masterwork Studies Series: The Secret Garden (cloth) (Twayne's Masterwork Studies)
by Phyllis Bixler
Hardcover: 108 Pages (1996-08-16)
list price: US$42.00 -- used & new: US$42.00
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Asin: 080578814X
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38. Masterwork Studies Series: A Little Princess (cloth) (Twayne's Masterwork Studies)
by Roderick McGillis
Hardcover: 116 Pages (1996-05-15)
list price: US$42.00 -- used & new: US$24.95
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Asin: 0805788182
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