The Secret Garden
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By Frances Hodgson Burnett 5 Jun, 2019
The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published in book form in 1911, after serialization in The American Magazine (November 1910 – August 1911). Set in England, it is one of Burnett's most popular novels and seen as a class... Read more
The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published in book form in 1911, after serialization in The American Magazine (November 1910 – August 1911). Set in England, it is one of Burnett's most popular novels and seen as a classic of English children's literature. The plot centers round Mary Lennox, a young English girl who returns to England from India, having suffered the immense trauma of losing both her parents in a cholera epidemic. However, her memories of her parents are not pleasant, as they were a selfish, neglectful and pleasure-seeking couple. Mary is given to the care of her uncle Archibald Craven, whom she has never met. The novel was in 1993 adapted into an American-British fantasy drama film directed by Agnieszka Holland, executive-produced by Francis Ford Coppola, and starred Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott, John Lynch, and Maggie Smith. It was written by Caroline Thompson. The novel was previously adapted into two films: a 1949 drama film and a 1919 silent film, which starred Lila Lee and Spottiswoode Aitken. Set in Yorkshire, England, Yorkshire's Allerton Castle was used for most of the exterior shots of Misselthwaite Manor, as well as interior shots. The film was a critical and commercial success. Maggie Smith was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. In 2005, the British Film Institute included it in their list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14. The novel is also set to be adapted again in an upcoming 2020 British fantasy drama film directed by Marc Munden. It will star Dixie Egerickx, Colin Firth and Julie Walters and will be produced by Sidney Kimmel. Less
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Frances Eliza Hodgson (Born in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, England, November 24, 1849 - October 29, 1924) was the daughter of ironmonger Edwin Hodgson, who died three years after her birth, and his wif...
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