The Secret Garden: Centennial Edition

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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


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The classic English children’s novel of three young friends and one special garden, stunningly reimagined in a deluxe full-color edition, illustrated with beautiful artwork and unique interactive features created by the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise, MinaLima—sure to delight fans of the live action film versions coming in 2018 from Disney and Universal Studios.

After tragedy leaves Mary Lennox orphaned, the bratty ten-year-old British girl is sent from her home in India to Yorkshire, to live with Archibald Craven, a distant uncle whom she has never met.

At first, life in the isolated Misselthwaite Manor is as cold and desolate as the bleak moor outside her window. Then Mary learns the story of the late Mrs. Craven, the estate’s mistress, who spent hours in a walled garden tending to her roses. Mrs. Craven died after an accident in the garden, and her forlorn husband forbid anyone to enter it again, locking it and burying the key. The tale piques Mary’s curiosity and inspires her to find this secret garden, a search that introduces her to new friends, including a robin redbreast; Dickson, a twelve-year-old boy with a kindness to animals; and Colin, her secluded sickly first-cousin. Spending time in the garden transforms Mary and Colin and ultimately, life at Misselthwaite Manor itself.

Originally published in 1911, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s poignant story has captured reader’s hearts for more than a century. Part of Harper Design’s series of deluxe reimagined children’s classics, this captivating unabridged gift edition takes readers on a memorable journey that teaches them lessons about hardship, friendship, happiness, and restoration.

Illustrated throughout, The Secret Garden comes with ten interactive features, including:

A layout of the Manor House and groundsA map of the Secret GardenA dial showing how plants grow throughout the seasonA cut-out paper doll of Mary and her clothesA removable letter to Dickon from his older sister, the maid who tells Mary the story of the garden
This ebook edition contains the unabridged Complete Works of Frances Hodgson Burnett with a detailed and functional table of contents. Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849 – 1924) was an English playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular The Secret Garden (published in 1911), A Little Princess (published in 1905), and Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885-6). Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Cheetham, near Manchester, England. After her father died in 1852, the family eventually fell on straitened circumstances and in 1865 emigrated to the United States, settling near Knoxville, Tennessee. There, Frances began writing to help earn money for the family, publishing stories in magazines from the age of 19. In 1870 her mother died and in 1872 she married Swan Burnett, who became a medical doctor after which they lived in Paris for two years where their two sons were born before returning to the US to live in Washington D.C. There she began to write novels, the first of which (That Lass o' Lowries), was published to good reviews. Little Lord Fauntleroy was published in 1886 and made her a popular writer of children's fiction, although her romantic adult novels written in the 1890s were also popular. Content: THE SECRET GARDEN A LITTLE PRINCESS LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY THE LOST PRINCE THE WHITE PEOPLE THE DAWN OF A TOMORROW EMILY FOX-SETON (BEING “THE MAKING OF A MARCHIONESS” AND “THE METHODS OF LADY WALDERHURST”) ESMERALDA A FAIR BARBARIAN THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE OF COOMBE HIS GRACE OF OSMONDE (Being The Portions Of That Nobleman’s Life Omitted In The Relation Of His Lady’s Story Presented To The World Of Fashion Under The Title Of A Lady Of Quality) IN CONNECTION WITH THE DE WILLOUGHBY CLAIM IN THE CLOSED ROOM A LADY OF QUALITY THE LAND OF THE BLUE FLOWER THE LITTLE HUNCHBACK ZIA LITTLE SAINT ELIZABETH THE STORY OF PRINCE FAIRYFOOT THE PROUD LITTLE GRAIN OF WHEAT BEHIND THE WHITE BRICK MÈRE GIRAUDS LITTLE DAUGHTER “LE MONSIEUR DE LA PETITE DAME” LODUSKY MY ROBIN ONE DAY AT ARLE THE PRETTY SISTER OF JOSÉ RACKETTY-PACKETTY HOUSE ROBIN “SETH” THE SHUTTLE “SURLY TIM” THAT LASS O’ LOWRIE’S T. TEMBAROM VAGABONDIA THEO: A SPRIGHTLY LOVE STORY
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Penguin
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Published on
Jul 1, 2003
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781101126844
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English
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Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Literary
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