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Francis Hodgson Burnett


Frances Hodgson Burnett

was born inManchester, England, onNovember 24, 1849. Her mother moved toKnoxville, Tenessee in 1865. Miss Hodgson began writing for magazines soon after. Her first widely-known story appeared in "Scribner's Magazine" in 1872.Frances married Dr. L. M. Burnett ofWashington D.C. in 1873. In 1898 she divorced Dr. Burnett and married Mr. Stephen Townsend in 1900.

Her reputation as a novelist was made with her story ofLancashire life,That Lass o' Lowrie's. A number of other works followed, with Through One Administration andA Lady of Quality as the most notable.

In 1886 she published the Little Lord Fauntleroy, which was dramatized during her life and (now safely out of copyright) continues as videos and movies. Her children's books, including the marvelousSecret Garden andSara Crew (later rewritten to become: A Little Princess) are what she is best known for today, but her romance novels were very popular during her lifetime.

A Lady of Quality


A Little Princess


The Dawn of a To-Morrow


The Lost Prince


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