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The Secret Garden (Barnes & Noble Classics) - Frances Hodgson Burnett, Jill Muller
The Secret Garden (Barnes & Noble Classics)
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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... show more
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: 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 influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781593082772 (1593082770)
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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alyssapeters
alyssapeters rated it
This book is about a spoiled little girl who's parents died of a horrible disease. She is sent to live with her widowed uncle. There she goes on many adventures and finds a few new friends. This is a book for upper elementary. I would use this lesson in association with history. This book was set i...
Olivia Kadylak
Olivia Kadylak rated it
Mary moves to go live with her uncle after her family in India all dies. Mary is a stubborn child and isn't interested in going. However, once she gets there, she falls in love with the gardens and learns to behave better and be more appreciative.
Wśród marzeń
Wśród marzeń rated it
3.5
Lubię tajemnice. Sekrety, które mają moc zmieniania ludzi. Czary, które sprawiają, że chory zdrowieje. Lubię "Tajemniczy ogród", w którym można znaleźć magię i radość. Jedno mnie irytowało w tej książce. Powtarzanie, jaka to Mary była zła i nieznośna. Przepraszam bardzo autora, ale sam stworzył po...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
5.0 Spoiled sour meets spoiled sick
LOVED it. Sour Mary, spoiled Colin, chatty Martha, angelic Dickon, curmudgeon Ben, wise Mother, the whole thing. Best part for me was where Mary starts shouting to Colin over his hypochondria induced tantrum. Lord, was the girl vicious! It was funny in an overboard, freeing way. A very sweet cla...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
4.0 Sumptuous Secret
An enchanting tale of children growing up in a private space unencumbered by the troubled and sometimes burdensome world of adults. Uplifting and heavy on the feel-good factor, beautifully written, a classic book for adults and children alike.
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