Frances Hodgson Burnett

Author of The Secret Garden and 20+ Books

Frances Hodgson Burnett
Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Frances Eliza Hodgson and his wife, Eliza Boond, were the daughter of ironmonger Edwin Hodgson, who died three years after her birth. She was educated for Young Ladies and Gentleman at The Select Seminary until she was fifteen, at which point the ironmongery of the family, then run by her mother, failed, and the family emigrated to Knoxville, Tennessee. Here Hodgson started to write to supplement the family income, assuming full responsibility fo... r the family after her mother's death in 1870. In 1872 she married Dr. Swan Burnett, with whom she had two sons, Lionel and Vivian. The marriage was dissolved in 1898. The actor Stephen Townsend was married to Burnett in 1900 until they were divorced. Burnett maintained homes in both England and America following her great success as a novelist, playwright, and author of children, traveling frequently back and forth. She died in 1924 in her Long Island, New York home. Today, for her trio of classic children's novels, Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911), Burnett was also a popular adult novelist, publishing romantic stories for older readers in her own day, such as The Making of a Marchioness (1901).READ MORE

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puppies.

You have yourself under magnificent control, but a woman passionately in love cannot keep a certain look out of her eyes."

"If it is there let it stay," she said. "I would not keep it out of my eyes if I could, and, you are right, I could not if I would if it is there. If it is let it stay.

You don't know that you are saying these things to a princess, and that if I chose I could wave my hand and order you to execution. I only spare you because I am a princess, and you are a poor, stupid, old, vulgar thing, and don't know any better.

They know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage and they are not, and they say stupid things they wish they hadn't said afterward. There's nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it inthat's stronger.

I like you! I like you! she cried out, pattering down the walk; and she chirped and tried to whistle, which last she did not know how to do in the least. But the robin seemed to be quite satisfied and chirped and whistled back at her.

Eh!" said Martha. "It's like she says: `A woman as brings up twelve children learns something besides her A
B C. Children's as good as 'rithmetic to set you findin' out things

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