The Annotated Secret Garden

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2007 - Fiction - 288 pages

Frances Hodgson Burnett was famous in her time for her adult novels and her forays into children's literature with Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess.

The Secret Garden, her story of an orphan girl who moves from India to the British countryside, has become a favorite book of every generation thereafter. Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, the author of the definitive biography of Burnett, brings out aspects of Burnett's life that led her to write the book, details of the Victorian England time period, attitudes toward children, and Burnett's spiritual leanings. Gerzina captures the magical nature of the tale and the coming together of three children through restoring a hidden garden. With over one hundred illustrations, many in vibrant color, The Annotated Secret Garden is an enchanting gift for any child or for any adult who is still a feisty child underneath.
55 color and 46 black-and-white illustrations.

 

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I'm not at all crazy about The Secret Garden, better than Little Women but in no way comparable to the best of Anne with an E! — Green Gables, Avonlea, and Rilla of Ingleside. And these Norton ... Read full review

Contents

There Is No One Left
1
Mistress Mary Quite Contrary
9
Across the Moor
18
Martha
23
The Cry in the Corridor
40
There Was Some One CryingThere Was
47
The Key of the Garden
54
The Robin Who Showed the Way
60
A Tantrum
152
ThaMunnot Waste No Time
159
It Has Come
166
I Shall Live ForeverAnd EverAnd Ever
178
Ben Weatherstaff
186
When the Sun Went Down
196
Magic
202
Let Them Laugh
215

The Strangest House Any One Ever Lived In
70
Dickon
79
The Nest of the Missel Thrush
91
Might I Have a Bit of Earth?
99
I Am Colin
106
A Young Rajah
120
Nest Building
131
I Wont Said Mary
144
The Curtain
226
Its Mother
234
In the Garden
244
My Robin
261
A Chronology
273
Further Reading
283
Bibliography of Illustrations
287
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Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was an Anglo-American playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy.

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is a professor of English at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Frances Hodgson Burnett, Black London, Carrington, Looking for Bijah and Lucy, and editor of The Annotated Secret Garden. She lives near Hanover, New Hampshire.

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is a professor of English at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Frances Hodgson Burnett, Black London, Carrington, Looking for Bijah and Lucy, and editor of The Annotated Secret Garden. She lives near Hanover, New Hampshire.

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is a professor of English at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Frances Hodgson Burnett, Black London, Carrington, Looking for Bijah and Lucy, and editor of The Annotated Secret Garden. She lives near Hanover, New Hampshire.

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