Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett

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

Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Cheetham, near Manchester, England. After her father died in 1852, the family eventually fell on straitened circumstances and in 1865 emigrated to the United States, settling near Knoxville, Tennessee. There, Frances began writing to help earn money for the family, publishing stories in magazines from the age of 19. In 1870 her mother died and in 1872 she married Swan Burnett, who became a medical doctor after which they lived in Paris for two years where their two sons were born before returning to the US to live in Washington D.C. There she began to write novels, the first of which (That Lass o' Lowries), was published to good reviews. Little Lord Fauntleroy was published in 1886 and made her a popular writer of children's fiction, although her romantic adult novels written in the 1890s were also popular. She eventually wrote some forty novels and a variety of books for children, as well as writing and helping to produce stage versions of Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess.

Burnett enjoyed socializing and lived a lavish lifestyle. Beginning in the 1880s, she began to travel to England frequently and bought a home there in the 1890s where she wrote The Secret Garden. Her oldest son, Lionel, died of tuberculosis in 1892, which caused a relapse of the depression she struggled with for much of her life. She divorced Swan Burnett in 1898 and married Stephen Townsend in 1900, and divorced him in 1902. Towards the end of her life she settled in Long Island, where she died in 1924 and is buried in Roslyn Cemetery, on Long Island.

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Annotated Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, edited by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
Annotated from W. W. Norton and Co.
Realistic Fiction for 4th-9th grade
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Little Lord Fauntleroy
Puffin Classics
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Reissue from Puffin Books
Realistic Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$6.79
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Junior Deluxe Editions
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Peter Spier
from Nelson Doubleday, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Little Lord Fauntleroy
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Reginald Birch
from SeaWolf Press
Realistic Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Puffin Classics
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
from Dover Publications
Realistic Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$4.24
Little Lord Fauntleroy
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Harry Toothill
from J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
for 4th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$5.10 (1 in stock)
Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Illustrated by Ethel Franklin Betts
Illustrated Fir from SeaWolf Press
for 3rd-8th grade
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$7.18
Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Ethel Franklin Betts
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for 4th-8th grade
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Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Tasha Tudor
from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
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$15.29
Little Princess
Illustrated Junior Library Series 3
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Jamichael Henterly
from Grosset & Dunlap
Orphan Stories for 3rd-9th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Ethel Franklin Betts
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
for 3rd-6th grade
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Little Princess
Classics for Young Readers
by Frances Hodgeson Burnett
from P&R Publishing
Realistic Fiction for 3rd-9th grade
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Little Princess
Illustrated Junior Library Series 4
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Jamichael Henterly
from Grosset & Dunlap
Orphan Stories for 3rd-9th grade
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Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Graham Rust
from David R. Godine
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Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Tasha Tudor
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Little Princess
Puffin Classics
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
from Puffin Books
for 3rd-8th grade
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$5.09
Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 4th-6th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$8.46
Little Princess - Coloring Book
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: COL-DOV)
$3.74
Lost Prince of Samavia (abridged)
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
from Bob Jones University Press
Action Adventure for 4th-8th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$8.50
Racketty-Packetty House
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin
100th Anniversary Edition from Simon and Schuster
for 3rd-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$16.99
Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Renée Graef
from Nelson Doubleday, Inc.
for 3rd-7th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Robert Ingpen
Reprint from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 5th-9th grade
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Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Michael Hague
First American Condition from Henry Holt and Company
Realistic Fiction for 5th-8th grade
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$8.50 (1 in stock)
Secret Garden
Children's Classics
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Troy Howell
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
Realistic Fiction for 5th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$10.20 (1 in stock)
Secret Garden
Illustrated Junior Library Series 3
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Kathy Mitchell
from Grosset & Dunlap
Realistic Fiction for 4th-9th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Inga Moore
from Candlewick Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett; illustrated by Graham Rust
from Barnes & Noble
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Secret Garden
Sterling Classics
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Realistic Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, foreword by E. L. Konigsburg
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Realistic Fiction for 4th-9th grade
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$5.94
Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Tasha Tudor
100th Anniversary Edition from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
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$7.64
Secret Garden
Illustrated Junior Library Series 4
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Kathy Mitchell
from Grosset & Dunlap
Realistic Fiction for 4th-9th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Secret Garden
Puffin Classics
by Frances Burnett
from Puffin Books
Realistic Fiction for 4th-8th grade
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$6.79
Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett; illustrated by Graham Rust
from David R. Godine
Realistic Fiction for 4th-9th grade
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Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Tasha Tudor
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction for 4th-9th grade
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Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Secret Garden
Books of Wonder
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by S. Saelig Gallagher
from HarperCollins
for 4th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Secret Garden
by Frances Burnett, illustrated by Charles Robinson
from SeaWolf Press
Realistic Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Angela Barratt & Nancy Petley-Jones
from Chancellor Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$5.10 (1 in stock)
Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Tasha Tudor
from J.B. Lippincott Co.
Realistic Fiction for 4th-9th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$10.20 (2 in stock)
Secret Garden
by Frances Burnett, illustrated by Charles Robinson
from William Heinemann
Realistic Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
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Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett; illustrated by Graham Rust
from David R. Godine
Realistic Fiction for 4th-9th grade
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$6.38 (1 in stock)
Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Tasha Tudor
from J.B. Lippincott Co.
Realistic Fiction for 4th-9th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$10.20 (1 in stock)
Secret Garden (adapted)
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, adapted by James Howe and illustrated by Thomas B. Allen
from Random House Books for Young Readers
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$4.25 (1 in stock)
Secret Garden - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Thea Kliros
from Dover Publications
Coloring Book for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: COL-DOV)
$3.74
Secret Garden - Comprehension Guide
by Laurie Detweiler
from Veritas Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: LITSG-VP)
$15.00
Secret Garden - Guide CD
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Bethine Ellie
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 6th-8th grade
in Progeny Press Interactive CDs (Location: LITSG-PPCD)
$11.04
Secret Garden - Progeny Press Study Guide
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Bethine Ellie
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 6th-8th grade
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: LIT-SGPP)
$21.99