The Secret Garden: Centennial Edition
Opening the door into the innermost places of the heart, The Secret Garden is a timeless classic that has left generations of readers with warm, lifelong memories of its magical charms.
When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen…
So begins the famous opening of one of the world’s best-loved children’s stories. First published in 1911, this is the poignant tale of a lonely little girl, orphaned and sent to a Yorkshire mansion at the edge of a vast lonely moor. At first, she is frightened by this gloomy place, but with the help of the local boy Dickon, who earns the trust of the moor’s wild animals with his honesty and love, the invalid Colin, a spoiled, unhappy boy terrified of life, and a mysterious, abandoned garden, Mary is eventually overcome by the mystery of life itself—its birth and renewal, its love and joy.
With an Afterword by Sandra M. Gilbert
From the Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thebookmagpie - LibraryThing
What more could a kid ask for? A mystery, a snotty kid getting to know a bit more about the world, a not-invalid, someone called Dickon (is that actually a name?), grumpy Uncle, and a cracking garden ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
As a young man, many times I felt very much alone, and Burnett's garden came to symbolize a way out of my isolation. In my own life reading became the garden that allowed me to escape and recreate myself - so for me this book resonates on many levels. Read full review
I Wont said Mary
Tha Munnot Waste No Time
It Has Come
I Shall Live Forever
When the Sun Went Down
The Strangest House
The Nest of the Missel Thrush
Might I Have a Bit of Earth?
I Am Colin
A Young Rajah
XV Nest Building
Let Them Laugh
In the Garden