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Hodgson-Burnett, Frances. An American novelist, was born at Manchester, England, in 1849. In 1865 her family came to America and settled in Tennessee, where she began writing stories. Her first story was published in a magazine in 1867. In 1873 she married Dr L. M. Burnett, of Knoxville, Tenn. They removed later to Washington, D. C. Her first novel, That Lass o‘ Lowries, was published in Scribner’s Magazine in 1876-77, and made her reputation. Her second novel, Haworth’s, was published in Scribner and also in Macmillan’s Magazine (London). A child’s story, Little Lord Fauntleroy, was very popular, and has appeared also as a play acted on the stage. Her later stories are A Lady of Quality, His Grace of Ormonde and The Shuttle.

Earlier Stories

Earlier Stories – Frances Hodgson-Burnett

This volume contains two love stories which appeared long ago in Peterson’s Magazine and marked the beginning of Mrs. Burnett’s literary work. “Kathleen Mavourneen” and “Pretty Polly Pemberton” are all fascinating heroines with the world at their feet; their beauty, grace, and wit are well calculated to charm the impressionable hearts of “maidens in their teens.” Mrs. Burnett’s style was vivid even in those early days.

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Earlier Stories.

ISBN: 9783849685584

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Biography of Frances Hodgson-Burnett (from Wikipedia):

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was a British-American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children’s novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885–1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).

Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Cheetham, Manchester, England. After her father died in 1852, the family fell on straitened circumstances and in 1865 emigrated to the United States, settling near Knoxville, Tennessee. There Frances began writing to help earn money for the family, publishing stories in magazines from the age of 19. In 1870, her mother died, and in 1872 Frances married Swan Burnett, who became a medical doctor. The Burnetts lived for two years in Paris, where their two sons were born, before returning to the United States to live in Washington, D.C. Burnett then began to write novels, the first of which (That Lass o‘ Lowrie’s), was published to good reviews. Little Lord Fauntleroy was published in 1886 and made her a popular writer of children’s fiction, although her romantic adult novels written in the 1890s were also popular. She wrote and helped to produce stage versions of Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Giovanni and the other

Giovanni and the other – Frances Hodgson-Burnett

A little Italian boy with a beautiful voice, who comforted Mrs. Burnett when she mourned for her son at San Remo, is the hero of the first story. It is slightly autobiographical, introducing the writer and her tender reminiscences of her lost boy. „The boy who became a Socialist“ is a pleasant sketch of “ Geof,‘ her second son. The other stories deal with children she has met all over the world—princes and peasants—and are full of a delightful humor.

Giovanni and the other

Giovanni and the other

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Giovanni and the other.

ISBN: 9783849685577

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Biography of Frances Hodgson-Burnett (from Wikipedia):

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was a British-American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children’s novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885–1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).

Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Cheetham, Manchester, England. After her father died in 1852, the family fell on straitened circumstances and in 1865 emigrated to the United States, settling near Knoxville, Tennessee. There Frances began writing to help earn money for the family, publishing stories in magazines from the age of 19. In 1870, her mother died, and in 1872 Frances married Swan Burnett, who became a medical doctor. The Burnetts lived for two years in Paris, where their two sons were born, before returning to the United States to live in Washington, D.C. Burnett then began to write novels, the first of which (That Lass o‘ Lowrie’s), was published to good reviews. Little Lord Fauntleroy was published in 1886 and made her a popular writer of children’s fiction, although her romantic adult novels written in the 1890s were also popular. She wrote and helped to produce stage versions of Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Surly Tim (and other stories)

Surly Tim (and other stories) – Frances Hodgson-Burnett

While the eight short stories which are bound together under the title of „Surly Tim‘ and Other Stories,“ take in a wide range of subjects, while the characters are distinct and the individuals unlike, there is still a singular oneness in the artistic motive of them all, which gives to them a strong but subtle resemblance, and stamps them as the product of the same mind. „Surly Tim“ is one of the most touching and powerful short stories ever to be read, but other stories like „Esmeralda,“ „Lodusky,“ “ Le Monsieur de la Petite Dame,“ etc., show a literary power as varied in scene as it is remarkable in quality.

Surly Tim (and other stories)

Surly Tim (and other stories)

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Surly Tim (and other stories).

ISBN: 9783849685560

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Biography of Frances Hodgson-Burnett (from Wikipedia):

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was a British-American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children’s novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885–1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911). Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Piccino (and other Child Stories)

Piccino (and other Child Stories) – Frances Hodgson-Burnett

Child stories by Frances Hodgson Burnett are among the best of their kind. Those terrible „Two Days in the Life of Piccino“ are enough to make one shake—with laughter. Piccino was a „Gesu bambino,“ pretty as a Christ-child in a picture, who lived with his parents, his sister Maria, and a donkey and a dog, in the outskirts of Ceriani, an old town of the Italian Riviera, and who was early initiated into the art and mystery of drawing soldi out of foreigners‘ pockets. A rich English lady took a fancy to see just how pretty a bambino Piccino might be if he were washed, and bought him for the purpose. Then began his frightful two days of scrubbings and rubbings, of indigestible mutton-chops and destitution of garlic, from which he ran away, and which furnished him with matter to talk and think over for the rest of his life. The other stories tell how „The Captain’s Youngest “ prevented his sister’s elopement; how “ Little Betty’s Kitten “ had excellent times with her mistress, and „How Fauntleroy Occurred“—that is, in the most natural way in the world. They are none the worse for being a trifle „grown-up,“ and for reminding one a little of Ouida. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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His Grace of Osmonde

His Grace of Osmonde – Frances Hodgson-Burnett

A remarkable story, which probably marked a unique experiment in fiction at the time it was first published. In it Mrs. Burnett has written the mans‘ side of the story, the woman side of which was given in her very successful „Lady of Quality“ – and she has thus given an additional piquancy and interest to a story which could not have failed to be most widely read for its intrinsic strength and its forceful delineation of characters.

His Grace of Osmonde

His Grace of Osmonde

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His Grace of Osmonde.

ISBN: 9783849685546

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Biography of Frances Hodgson-Burnett (from Wikipedia):

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was a British-American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children’s novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885–1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).

Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Cheetham, Manchester, England. After her father died in 1852, the family fell on straitened circumstances and in 1865 emigrated to the United States, settling near Knoxville, Tennessee. There Frances began writing to help earn money for the family, publishing stories in magazines from the age of 19. In 1870, her mother died, and in 1872 Frances married Swan Burnett, who became a medical doctor. The Burnetts lived for two years in Paris, where their two sons were born, before returning to the United States to live in Washington, D.C. Burnett then began to write novels, the first of which (That Lass o‘ Lowrie’s), was published to good reviews. Little Lord Fauntleroy was published in 1886 and made her a popular writer of children’s fiction, although her romantic adult novels written in the 1890s were also popular. She wrote and helped to produce stage versions of Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Head of the House of Coombe

The Head of the House of Coombe – Frances Hodgson-Burnett

„The Head of the House of Coombe“ deals with London before the Great War, and the best drawn character in it is Mrs. Gareth-Lawless, a beautiful but heartless woman. To read of her is to realize the wonderful power personal beauty wields, no matter what the handicap as regards lack of intelligence. The heroine is her daughter, so neglected as a child that until she is six she has never been kissed. Living in dismal upper rooms in a small London house, she knows her mother only as „The Lady Downstairs“. Lord Coombe, from whom the book takes its name, is a rather theatrical character, known all over Europe for his good clothes, his fine breeding, and his vices; but it is to him that Robin Gareth-Lawless, all unwittingly, owes her education, the companionship of two women who love her, an escape from her dull existence, and even more than that, for Lord Coombe rescues her from a great and real danger.

The Head of the House of Coombe

The Head of the House of Coombe

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The White People (and other Stories)

The White People (and other Stories) – Frances Hodgson-Burnett

This volume contains the following stories by Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of classics like “The Secret Garden” or “Little Lord Fauntleroy”:

The White People
The Little Hunchback Zia
„Seth“
The Dawn Of A To-Morrow
In The Closed Room
Lodusky
The Pretty Sister Of José

The White People (and other Stories)

The White People (and other Stories)

Format: Paperback.

The White People (and other Stories).

ISBN: 9783849685706

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Biography of Frances Hodgson-Burnett (from Wikipedia):

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was a British-American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children’s novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885–1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).

Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Cheetham, Manchester, England. After her father died in 1852, the family fell on straitened circumstances and in 1865 emigrated to the United States, settling near Knoxville, Tennessee. There Frances began writing to help earn money for the family, publishing stories in magazines from the age of 19. In 1870, her mother died, and in 1872 Frances married Swan Burnett, who became a medical doctor. The Burnetts lived for two years in Paris, where their two sons were born, before returning to the United States to live in Washington, D.C. Burnett then began to write novels, the first of which (That Lass o‘ Lowrie’s), was published to good reviews. Little Lord Fauntleroy was published in 1886 and made her a popular writer of children’s fiction, although her romantic adult novels written in the 1890s were also popular. She wrote and helped to produce stage versions of Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Lost Prince

The Lost Prince – Frances Hodgson-Burnett

A charming legendary romance of today, having for its hero a boy prince in ignorance of his royal station, who traveled through France as a tramp, secretly carrying a sign and a message to stray men in crowded streets, at palace gates, in forests, and on mountain sides, he himself ignorant of all but that he must obey and pass on in silence. A tale of faerie, touched with mysticism, instinct with romance and courage and the spirit of consecration to an ideal of splendid service.

The Lost Prince

The Lost Prince

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The Lost Prince.

ISBN: 9783849685690

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Biography of Frances Hodgson-Burnett (from Wikipedia):

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was a British-American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children’s novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885–1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).

Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Cheetham, Manchester, England. After her father died in 1852, the family fell on straitened circumstances and in 1865 emigrated to the United States, settling near Knoxville, Tennessee. There Frances began writing to help earn money for the family, publishing stories in magazines from the age of 19. In 1870, her mother died, and in 1872 Frances married Swan Burnett, who became a medical doctor. The Burnetts lived for two years in Paris, where their two sons were born, before returning to the United States to live in Washington, D.C. Burnett then began to write novels, the first of which (That Lass o‘ Lowrie’s), was published to good reviews. Little Lord Fauntleroy was published in 1886 and made her a popular writer of children’s fiction, although her romantic adult novels written in the 1890s were also popular. She wrote and helped to produce stage versions of Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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T. Tembarom

T. Tembarom – Frances Hodgson-Burnett

Imagine Mrs. Burnett saying to herself: “I think I will rewrite Little Lord Fauntleroy for grown-up readers, but instead of having him the carefully nurtured son of a refined and loving mother, he shall have had the harsher training of Dick the bootblack, a product of the New York streets.” Whether consciously or not, that at all events is precisely what Mrs. Burnett has done in T. Tembarom, which mysterious and cryptic name is simply a convenient abbreviation of the hero’s more aristocratic appellation of Temple Temple Barholm. A young man of twenty odd years, who has slept in cellars and barrels, has roughed it from the days of his earliest remembrance and fought his way to a position as editor of the Harlem social page on a New York daily paper; a young man whose ignorance of history, geography, and practically everything which most educated persons are expected to know is monumental,—such a man offers a chance for curious and amusing contrasts on a far larger scale than a small boy like Little Lord Fauntleroy, when suddenly injected into the utterly foreign environment of British aristocracy. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson-Burnett

An all-time childrens’ classic and a pretty story of a walled-in garden in Yorkshire, which is discovered by little Mary Lennox and a robin. She was a lonely, delicate little girl who had been sent from India to be cared for by an uncle who was twisted in body, and in mind through the tragedy of his young wife’s death. Colin, his little son, is a spoiled invalid, but he and Mary Lennox and a Yorkshire lad called Dickon, who can charm all wild things of the moor, and old Ben Weatherstaff, a crabbed gardener, and the robin all share the „secret garden,“ and plant things and trim vines and watch things grow. The garden belonged to Colin’s mother, and had lain neglected until Mary found the buried key. Here they regained health and happiness, and Colin’s father returns from his travels to find his son straight and strong, and not deformed as he had feared.

 The Secret Garden

The Secret GardenFormat: Paperback.

The Secret Garden.

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