'It was the garden that did it - and Mary and Dickon and the creatures - and the Magic.' An orphaned girl, a grim moorland manor with hundreds of ...Show synopsis'It was the garden that did it - and Mary and Dickon and the creatures - and the Magic.' An orphaned girl, a grim moorland manor with hundreds of empty rooms, strange cries in the night, a walled garden, with its door locked and the key buried - and a boy who talks to animals. These are the ingredients of one of the most famous and well-loved of children's classics. Through her discovery of the secret garden, Mary Lennox is gradually transformed from a spoilt and unhappy child into a healthy, unselfish girl who in turn redeems her neglected cousin and his gloomy, Byronic father. Frances Hodgson Burnett's inspiring story of regeneration and salvation gently subverted the conventions of a century of romantic and gothic fiction for girls. After a hundred years, The Secret Garden's critique of empire and of attitudes to childhood and gender, and its advocacy of a holistic approach to health remains remarkably contemporary and relevant. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.Hide synopsis
The Secret Garden (Penguin Classics) – Paperback (2007)
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Paperback, Penguin Classics 2007
ISBN: 0140623558 ISBN-13: 9780140623550
After the death of her parents, Mary is brought back from India as a forlorn and unwanted child, to live in her uncle's great lonely house on the moors. Then one day she discovers the key to a secret garden and, like magic, her life begins to brighten in so many ways.After the death of her parents, Mary is brought back from India as a forlorn and unwanted child, to live in her uncle's great lonely house on the moors. Then one day she discovers the key to a secret garden and, like magic, her life begins to brighten in so many ways.Hide
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I never read this as a little girl but when I bought this for my 8 year old granddaughter I decided I would read it first. Once I did I had to buy a second book for another granddaughter. So many lessons to be learned on healthy attitudes; relationships; appreciating nature and healthy priorities in life. It's really something adults and children alike can benefit from reading. It really deserves the rank of a CLASSIC.
I was read this book as a little tot, but I liked it so much I read it again myself at about age 12. Then I managed to find a paperback copy (My mother's original hardback was burned in a house fire.) I read it to my three children and then my Grandchildren. I couldn't resist looking for a hardcover copy to read my Great-grandchildren. This story has misterious parts, sad parts, funny parts, and loving parts. And of course a nice happy ending. I can hardly wait until my new book , "The Screte Garden" arrives. It's always had a special place in my heart.
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