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Description - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

'It was the garden that did it - and Mary and Dickon and the creatures - and the Magic.'An orphaned girl, a grim moorland manor with hundreds of empty rooms, strange cries in the night, a walled garden, with its door locked and the key buried - and a boy who talks to animals. These are the ingredients of one of the most famous and well-loved of children's classics. Through her discovery of the secret garden, Mary Lennox is
gradually transformed from a spoilt and unhappy child into a healthy, unselfish girl who in turn redeems her neglected cousin and his gloomy, Byronic father. Frances Hodgson Burnett's inspiring story of regeneration
and salvation gently subverted the conventions of a century of romantic and gothic fiction for girls.After a hundred years, The Secret Garden's critique of empire and of attitudes to childhood and gender, and its advocacy of a holistic approach to health remains remarkably contemporary and relevant.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199588220
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 133mm x 17mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 10-Mar-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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