Editha's Burglar

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Applewood Books, 1994 - Conduct of life - 64 pages
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A rediscovered classic. In 1888 Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of The Secret Garden, created a moving little story for the Jordan Marsh stores in Boston. This charming book is a little gem about innocence, parental love, and social class.

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User Review  - Michael Bacon - Goodreads

Good children's book. Simple, short, and pleasant. Read full review

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User Review  - Heidi - Goodreads

Just realized that this book that was passed on to me is a first edition from 1888, given to my great-grandmother for Christmas in 1906. Read full review

About the author (1994)

Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote for children and adults, publishing both plays and novels. She was born in Manchester, England, on November 24, 1849. Her father, who owned a furniture store, died when she was only four years old. Her mother struggled to keep the family business running while trying to raise five children. Finally, because of the failing Manchester economy, the family sold the store and immigrated to the United States. In 1865 they settled just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. Hoping to offset her family's continuing financial troubles, Burnett began to submit her stories to women's magazines. She was immediately successful. In the late 1860s her stories were published in nearly every popular American magazine. Burnett helped to support her family with income from the sale of her stories, even saving enough to finance a trip back to England, where she stayed for over a year. In 1879, Burnett published her first stories for children; two of her most popular are A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. In contrast to an extremely successful career, Burnett's personal life held many challenges. Her son Lionel was diagnosed with tuberculosis at age 15, from which he never recovered. His death inspired several stories about dead or dying children. Burnett lived her later years on Long Island, New York. She died in 1924.

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