The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett published The Secret Garden in 1910, and is considered to be a classic of England’s Children’s literature. Mary Lennox is a spoiled and sickly child who lives in India. When her parents die because of a cholera epidemic, she moves to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her rich uncle in England. Slowly she becomes stronger and starts to take an interest in the outdoors.

She meets all sorts of people like Martha, Dickon, and Colin. Martha is a maid on the grounds who has taken a fancy to Mary, and Dickon is her brother. Dickon possesses the ability to talk to animals and is able to grow anything with a little bit of soil. Colin, is a child who has basically given up the will to live, believing he is doomed to be a hunchback like his father.

Commonsense, truth and kindness, compassion and a belief in the essential goodness of human beings lie at the heart of this unforgettable story.

Frances Hodgsen Burnett

Published by Brian J. Podesta

Administrator and writer for WritingReal, a place for stories about people and places. Included are my musical projects and my book reviews.

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