"The Secret Garden," by Frances Hodgson Burnett, is part of the "Barnes & Noble Classics"""series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of "Barnes & Noble Classics" New ...
"The Secret Garden," by Frances Hodgson Burnett, is part of the "Barnes & Noble Classics"""series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of "Barnes & Noble Classics" New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. "Barnes & Noble Classics "pulls together a constellation of influencesbiographical, historical, and literaryto enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.Though Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote more than forty books, none remains so popular as her miraculous and magical masterpiece, "The Secret Garden." Has any story ever dared to begin by calling its heroine, the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen and, just a few sentences later, as tyrannical and selfish a little pig as ever lived? Mary Lennox is the little pig, sent to Misselthwaite Manor, on the Yorkshire moors, to live with her uncle after her parents die of cholera. There she discovers her sickly cousin Colin, who is equally obnoxious and imperious. Both love no one because they have never been loved. They are the book s spiritual secret gardens, needing only the right kind of care to bloom into lovely children. Mary also discovers a literal secret garden, hidden behind a locked gate on her uncle s estate, neglected for the ten years since Colin s birth and his mother s death. Together with a local child named Dickon, Mary and Colin transform the garden into a paradise bursting with life and color. Through their newfound mutual love of nature, they nurture each other, until they are brought back to health and happiness. With Charles Robinson's original illustrations.Jill Muller was born in England and educated at Mercy College and Columbia University. She currently teaches at Mercy College and Columbia University. She is the author of "Gerard Manley Hopkins and Victorian Catholicism," in addition to articles on Joyce, Newman, Hopkins, and the medieval women mystics."
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The book is in good condition and the delivery was fast.
Jul 12, 2012
This is a charming book that has stood the test of time. An excellent read for the visual pictures it forms in the reader's mind. One worth saving and re-reading!
Jan 30, 2012
So much to learn...
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.
Oct 10, 2009
A Book to Read Your Grandchildren
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.
Sep 24, 2009
Perfect gift for a friend's birthday - she'd been wanting another copy for a long time. (Her dog tore hers).
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