(1906) This is my favorite novel by Francis Hodgson Burnett. The Shuttle is sophisticated historical fiction about an American Vanderbilt-type heir married off to an English Lord. It appears to take place at the end of the Victorian era through the Edwardian era. There are so many layers to the novel-- everything from love, spite, jealousy, money, titles and two American heiresses! You will love to hate the shrewd Lord while falling in love with the Lady's American sister. The Shuttle is written with such imagination and complexity much like a shuttle weaving a complex pattern... I believe it has been the inspiration for many recent authors such as Daisy Goodwin as well as the hit drama Downton Abby.--Submitted by Kristina Williams.
(1915) One of the few "magical" children's books I have ever read that gives an honest view of the child's heart, to be read by children of all ages.--Submitted by Miss Mariam ~
(1920) TO LIONEL--"The stars come nightly to the sky; The tidal wave unto the sea; Nor time, nor space, nor deep, nor high, Can keep my own away from me."
(1881) This is a charming and delightful story of young Octavia Bassett who unexpectedly arrives from America to visit her Aunt Belinda in the quiet and ever-so-proper town of Slowbridge, England. What follows is a thoroughly enjoyable tale of American brashness and straightforwardness clashing with English reserve and propriety with much to be learned on both sides. Fans of Jane Austen's writing may find Frances Hodgson Burnett's lighter and more modern work also to their taste. --Submitted by G McFall ~
"The Secret Garden" is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published in book form in 1911 following the publication in 1910 of a serial version in a US magazine. Set in England, it is one of Burnett's most popular novels and is considered a classic of English children's literature.
Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was a British-born American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children's novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885–1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).
At Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, young Sara Crewe enjoys the friendship of her classmates and the staff--much to stern Miss Minchin's disdain. When Sara is unexpectedly impoverished, she is forced to become a servant under Miss Minchin's control. To escape her dreary life, Sara imagines herself a princess, and her experiences soon teach her that being a princess on the inside counts more than any outward expression of royalty.
"A Little Princess" is a 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is an expanded version of Burnett's 1888 short story entitled "Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's", which was first serialized in St. Nicholas Magazine from 1887 to 1888. The novel opens with seven-year-old Sara Crewe and her father, Captain Crewe, arriving at Miss Minchin's boarding school for girls in London. Captain Crewe is very wealthy and states that Sara is destined for a lavish, comfortable future. Despite being pampered all her life in India, Sara herself is very intelligent, polite, and creative. Headmistress Miss Minchin is secretly jealous and dislikes Sara for her cleverness....
Frances Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was an American-English playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885–1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).
Illustrated by M. B. Kork (1910) The Secret Garden, written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, is a charming book about a girl named Mary Lennox. She is a spoiled and sickly child who lives in India. When her parents die because of a cholera epidemic, she moves to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her rich uncle in England. Things are a definite change for her. Slowly she becomes stronger and starts to take an interest in the outdoors. She meets all sorts of people like Martha, Dickon, and Colin. Martha is a maid on the grounds who has taken a fancy to Mary, and Dickon is her brother. Dickon is quite an unusual fellow. He possesses the ability to talk to animals and is able to grow anything with a little bit of soil. Colin, who you will meet later in the story, is a child who has basically given up the will to live, believing he is doomed to be a hunchback like his father. Strong-willed Mary reprimands him and takes matters into her own hands. Mary has all kinds of adventures with strange sounds at night, funny accents, and a locked garden. The Secret Garden is a wonderful book about friendship, determination, and perseverance. -- In the secret garden is where magical things take place! While it is where Mrs. Craven died and the cause of her husband's sadness, it returned the life to their son who believed he will die young and that he is invalid. How did this garden change Mary as well as Collin? It is a story about a secret garden which holds many secrets inside it!--Submitted by Ghadeer Faris -- When orphaned Mary Lennox,lonely and sad,comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire moors, she finds it full of secrets. At night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. Outside, she meets Dickon, a magical boy who can charm and talk to animals. Then, one day, with the help of a friendly robin, Mary discovers the most mysterious wonder of all - a secret garden, dulled and locked which has been completely forgotten for years and years. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary help bring it back to life?--Submitted by Blainee Davis.
Being the whole story of Sara Crewe now told for the first time. Illustrated by Ethel Franklin Betts (1888) Sara Crewe is a very intelligent, polite, and creative young girl. Born to a wealthy soldier in India, Sara was brought all the way to London in Victorian-era England for a formal education and to escape the inevitable hardships of India such as disease. At the upscale boarding school, Sara is forced to tolerate the haughty, disdainful headmistress, Miss Minchin. It only gets worse for poor Sara Crewe when a distressing event unfolds to leave her impoverished and at the mercy of the jealous Miss Minchin. Sara undergoes numerous trials as she humbly allows herself to be subjected to servitude, but with the help of several dear friends (both seen and unseen), she remains as proud and unwavering and imaginative as ever, proving to all that anyone can be A Little Princess.--Submitted by Lucia This is the story of a British girl named Sara born in India to a very rich man named Ralph Crew, who was a captain in the army in the early 19th century. He sent his daughter to England to study. Sara is treated like a princess in the boarding school. When Captain Crew passes away in India Sara is left to the mercy of the greedy headmistress, who starts treating her as a servant and forces her to help in the kitchen and sleep in the attic. Most of the nights she has nothing to eat and no one to talk to. A man moves next door and Sara talks to him; he turns out to be her father's friend and business partner. He was also searching for Sara, so, he becomes Sara's guardian. Sara has a lovely heart and a divine power of imagination that allows her to survive through hardships and humiliation. Sara is a princess at heart. --Submitted by Satwinder
Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor, on the Yorkshire moors, to live with her uncle after her parents die of cholera. There she discovers her sickly cousin Colin, who is equally obnoxious and imperious. Both love no one because they have never been loved. They are the book’s spiritual secret gardens, needing only the right kind of care to bloom into lovely children.
Mary discovers a beautiful secret garden, hidden behind a locked gate on her uncle’s estate, neglected for the ten years since Colin’s birth and his mother’s death. Together with a local child named Dickon, Mary and Colin transform the garden into a paradise bursting with life and color. Through their newfound mutual love of nature, they nurture each other, until they are brought back to health and happiness.
(1897) Being the Portions of That Nobleman's Life Omitted in the Relation of His Lady's Story Presented to the World of Fashion under the Title of A Lady of Quality. Were Nature just to Man from his first hour, he need not ask for Mercy; then 'tis for us--the toys of Nature--to be both just and merciful, for so only can the wrongs she does be undone.
Extrait : "Cédric ne connaissait rien de son histoire. Quoiqu'il habitât New-York, il savait, parce que sa mère le lui avait dit, que son père était Anglais; mais quand le capitaine Errol était mort, Cédric était encore si petit qu'il ne se rappelait rien de lui, si ce n'est qu'il était grand, qu'il avait des yeux bleus, de longues moustaches, et qu'il n'y avait pas de plus grand bonheur au monde pour lui, petit garçon de quatre ou cinq ans..."
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Frances Hodgson Burnett Three Pack includes new digital versions of A Little Princess, The Secret Garden and Little Lord Fauntleroy.