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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849 – 1924) was first published as a book in 1911 after being serialized starting in 1909. It’s the story of Mary Lennox, a sickly and neglected 10-year-old, born to wealthy British parents in India. After a cholera epidemic kills her parents, Mary is sent to England to live with her uncle in a mysterious house.
The tale follows the spoiled and sulky young girl as she slowly sheds her sour demeanor as she discovers a secret locked-up garden on the grounds of her uncle’s manor. She befriends Dickon, one of the servant’s brother, a free spirit who can communicate with animals, and Colin, her uncle’s son, a neglected invalid. Read More→