Frances Hodgson Burnett





Frances Hodgson Burnett


Born
in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, England, The United Kingdom
November 24, 1849

Died
October 29, 1924

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Frances Eliza Hodgson was the daughter of ironmonger Edwin Hodgson, who died three years after her birth, and his wife Eliza Boond. She was educated at The Select Seminary for Young Ladies and Gentleman until the age of fifteen, at which point the family ironmongery, then being run by her mother, failed, and the family emigrated to Knoxville, Tennessee. Here Hodgson began to write, in order to supplement the family income, assuming full responsibility for the family upon the death of her mother, in 1870. In 1872 she married Dr. Swan Burnett, with whom she had two sons, Lionel and Vivian. The marriage was dissolved in 1898. In 1900 Burnett married actor Stephen Townsend until 1902 when they got divorced. Following her great success as a nove ...more

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“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

“Whatever comes," she said, "cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...”
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Polls

June 2015 Old School Classics Group Read

 
  10 votes, 25.6%

1868, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, 449 pages
 
  9 votes, 23.1%

1899, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, 195 pages
 
  5 votes, 12.8%

 
  5 votes, 12.8%

 
  3 votes, 7.7%

1818, Persuasion by Jane Austen, 249 pages
 
  3 votes, 7.7%

 
  3 votes, 7.7%

1830, The Red and the Black by Stendhal, 608 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.6%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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