Frances Hodgson Burnett When Miss Fox-Seton descended from the twopenny bus as it drew up, she gathered her trim tailor-made skirt about her with neatness and decorum, being well used to getting in and out of twopenny buses and to making her way across muddy London streets. A woman whose tailor-made suit must last two or three years soon learns how to protect it from splashes, and how to aid it to retain the freshness of its folds. During her trudging about this morning in the wet, Emily Fox-Seton had been very careful, and, in fact, was returning to Mortimer Street as unspotted as she had left it. She had been thinking a good deal about her dress—this particular faithful one which she had already worn through a twelvemonth. Skirts had made one of their appalling changes, and as she walked down Regent Street and Bond Street she had stopped at the windows of more than one shop bearing the sign "Ladies' Tailor and Habit-Maker," and had looked at the tautly attired, preternaturally slim models, her large, honest hazel eyes wearing an anxious expression. She was trying to discover where seams were to be placed and how gathers were to be hung; or if there were to be gathers at all; or if one had to be bereft of every seam in a style so unrelenting as to forbid the possibility of the honest and semi-penniless struggling with the problem of remodelling last season's skirt at all. "As it is only quite an ordinary brown," she had murmured to herself, "I might be able to buy a yard or so to match it, and I might be able to join the gore near the pleats at the back so that it would not be seen."
Frances Hodgson Burnett For the first nine years of her life, Mary Lennox was a mean, spoiled, and sickly English girl growing up in India. But when tragedy strikes her family, she is sent off to live at her uncle Archibald's giant manor in Yorkshire. No longer surrounded by servants, Mary finds herself alone in a big and scary new world. That is, until she finds a garden that's been locked away for years...
Heavily influenced by the premature losses in author Frances Hodges Burnett's life, including both her father and her son, The Secret Garden is an unforgettable story about the healing power of nature. Addressing themes of pain, love, death, selflessness, and inner peace, this classic proves that children's literature can be just as complex and profound as adult literature.
Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett's most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English children's literature. Several stage and film adaptations have been produced.
Frances Hodgson Burnett In a shabby New York side street in the mid-1880s, young Cedric Errol lives with his mother (known only as Mrs. Errol or Dearest) in genteel poverty after the death of his father, Captain Cedric Errol. One day, they are visited by an English lawyer named Haversham with a message from Cedric's grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt. With the deaths of his father's elder brothers, Cedric has now inherited the title Lord Fauntleroy and is the heir to the Earldom and a vast estate. Cedric's grandfather wants him to live in England and be educated as an English aristocrat. The Earl despises America and is deeply disappointed with Cedric's father, his favourite son, for marrying an American. He offers his son's widow a house and guaranteed income, but he refuses to have anything to do with her, even after she declines his mone.
Frances Hodgson Burnett This book is about Marco Loristan, his father, and his friend, a street urchin called "The Rat". Marco's father, Stefan, is a Samavian patriot working to overthrow the cruel dictatorship in the kingdom of Samavia. Marco and his father come to London where Marco strikes up a friendship with a crippled street urchin known as The Rat.
Frances Hodgson Burnett This book contains eighteen beautiful children's short stories by Frances Hodgson Burnett including M re Giraud's Little Daughter, Esmeralda and Little Saint Elizabeth In M re Giraud's Little Daughter, Laure is the favoured child, young and stunningly beautiful she is the pride and joy of her mother, and is envied by all in her small village in France.
Frances Hodgson Burnett This complete edition of the classic text is an essential coming-of-age story for all readers, young or old, child or adult.
When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors.
The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary's only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. One day, with the help of two unexpected companions, she discovers a way in. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary bring it back to life?
Alexandre Dumas, Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Daniel Defoe, Dante Alighieri, E. M. Berent, Elizabeth Gaskell, Émile Zola, Emily Bronte, F. Scott Fitzgerald & Frances Hodgson Burnett Enjoy reading 100 classic books from of the greatest authors ever!
PART I Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Man in the Iron Mask
The Three Musketeers Arthur Conan Doyle
A Study in Scarlet
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Lost World Bram Stoker
Dracula Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol
A Tale of Two Cities
Oliver Twist Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Yellow Wallpaper Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe Dante Alighieri
The Divine Comedy E. M. Berent
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome Elizabeth Gaskell
North and South Émile Zola
Germinal Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Beautiful and Damned Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett This is a small, short book about a good king and how he changed his kingdom. A short story about happiness and contentment versus fear, anger etc - typical story for children with a moral.