The Secret Garden

When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle s great house on the Yorkshire Moors she finds it full of secrets The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms and her uncle keeps himself locked up And at night she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors br br The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary s only escape Then Mary discovers a secret garden surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key One day with the help of two unexpected companions she discovers a way in Is everything in the garden dead or can Mary bring it back to life

A Little Princess

Sara Crewe an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchin s Select Seminary for Young Ladies is devastated when her adored indulgent father dies Now penniless and banished to a room in the attic Sara is demeaned abused and forced to work as a servant How this resourceful girl s fortunes change again is at the center of b A Little Princess b one of the best loved stories in all of children s literature br br This unique and fully annotated edition appends excerpts from b Frances Hodgson Burnett b s original novella b Sara Crewe b and the stage play that preceded the novel as well as an early story Behind the White Brick allowing readers to see how A Little Princess evolved In his delightful introduction U C Knoepflmacher considers the fairy tale allusions and literary touchstones that place the book among the major works of Victorian literature and shows it to be an exceptionally rich and resonant novel

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a beloved children s novel that made a huge impact on the th century public shaping everything from boys clothing fashions to copyright law Cedric Errol is a generous kind and exemplary middle class American boy who is suddenly found to be the heir of the Earl of Dorincourt Saying loving goodbyes to his working class friends Cedric goes to England together with his mother to embrace his new fortune His grandfather the old earl is a bitter old man ridden with gout and a foul temper trusting no one However the angelic boy elicits a profound transformation in the grandfather which not only benefits the castle household but the whole populace of the earldom br br If only the old man s heart would soften toward Cedric s estranged mother the family would be healed at last And when another potential heir to the earldom makes a claim it seems that everything is lost br br But all things are possible through a child s innocent trust true friendship and unconditional love

Sara Crewe, Or What Happened At Miss Minchin's

Burnett began as a novelist but she is now best remembered for her children s books including i Sara Crewe i which was later rewritten to become i The Little Princess i br It begins In the first place Miss Minchin lived in London Her home was a large dull tall one in a large dull square where all the houses were alike and all the sparrows were alike and where all the door knockers made the same heavy sound and on still days and nearly all the days were still seemed to resound through the entire row in which the knock was knocked On Miss Minchin s door there was a brass plate On the brass plate there was described in black letters Miss Minchin s Select Seminary for Young Ladies

The Secret Garden & A Little Princess

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The Lost Prince

A stirring deeply romantic adventure story about the lost heir to a kingdom by the author of i The Secret Garden i and i A Little Princess i

The Making of a Marchioness

First published in i The Making of a Marchioness i follows thirty something Emily who lives alone humbly and happily in a tiny apartment and on a meager income She is the one that everyone counts on but no one goes out of their way to accommodate This Cinderella like story remains a much loved favorite among many br br This book is followed by a sequel i The Methods of Lady Walderhurst i Later the two novels were combined into i Emily Fox Seton i

The Making of a Marchioness, Part I and II (Emily Fox-Seton #1-2)

First published in as The Making of a Marchioness followed by its sequel The Methods of Lady Walderhurst the two novels were combined into Emily Fox Seton who is the two works primary character The story follows thirty something Emily who lives alone humbly and happily in a tiny apartment and on a meager income She is the one that everyone counts on but no one goes out of their way to accommodate Her fortune changes however and the second half chronicles her adaptation to her new life and the dangers that arise from those who stand to lose most from her new circumstances

The Shuttle

i The Shuttle i is about American heiresses marrying English aristocrats by extension it is about the effect of American energy dynamism and affluence on an effete and impoverished English ruling class Sir Nigel Anstruthers crosses the Atlantic to look for a rich wife and returns with the daughter of an American millionaire Rosalie Vanderpoel He turns out to be a bully a miser and a philanderer and virtually imprisons his wife in the house Only when Rosalie s sister Bettina is grown up does it occur to her and her father that some sort of rescue expedition should take place And the beautiful kind and dynamic Bettina leaves for Europe to try and find out why Rosalie has inexplicably chosen to lose touch with her family In the process she engages in a psychological war with Sir Nigel meets and falls in love with another Englishman and starts to use the Vanderpoel money to modernize Stornham Court br br The book s title refers to ships shuttling back and forth over the Atlantic Frances Hodgson Burnett herself traveled between the two countries thirty three times something very unusual then

Three Complete Books: The Secret Garden/a Little Princess/Little Lord Fauntleroy

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