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THE SECRET GARDEN by  Frances Hodgson Burnett - First Edition - 1911 - from Captain Ahab's Rare Books and Biblio.com

THE SECRET GARDEN

by Burnett, Frances Hodgson

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New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1911. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19cm); Blanck's B binding in hunter green cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and decorative label mounted to front cover; [viii],375pp, with color frontispiece and three inserted plates illustrated by M.L. Kirk. Contemporary ink inscription to front endpaper, some light wear to spine ends and corner tips, with a small scuff to front panel; clean throughout; Near Fine. Stunning copy of Burnett's most enduring work, a classic of children's literature adapted for the screen and stage more than six times since 1919. The novel was simultaneously issued in two styles - unillustrated, in turquoise cloth, and with illustrations, as here. BAL 2115.

Frances Hodgson Burnetts' timeless tale The Secret Garden introduces us to a sour little girl. Mary Lennox is NOT a pleasure to be around. In fact, she yells like a little princess, can't make friends, and simply despises everything. She remains quite contrary until she helps her garden grow - and finds someone worse off than herself to bring along for the ride.  Closed off in a creepy manor house on the Yorkshire moors, how can children expect to grow towards the light?




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