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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. Here we’ll explore a selection of touching quotes from A Secret Garden.
At the start of the story, we meet Mary Lennox, a sickly and neglected 10-year-old born to wealthy British parents in colonial 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 after discovering a secret locked 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 and lonely invalid. Read More→