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Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote for children and adults, publishing both plays and novels. She was born in Manchester, England, on November 24, 1849. Her father, who owned a furniture store, died when she was only four years old. Her mother struggled to keep the family business running while trying to raise five children. Finally, because of the failing Manchester economy, the family sold the store and immigrated to the United States. In 1865 they settled just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. Hoping to offset her family's continuing financial troubles, Burnett began to submit her stories to women's magazines. She was immediately successful. In the late 1860s her stories were published in nearly every popular American magazine. Burnett helped to support her family with income from the sale of her stories, even saving enough to finance a trip back to England, where she stayed for over a year. In 1879, Burnett published her first stories for children; two of her most popular are A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. In contrast to an extremely successful career, Burnett's personal life held many challenges. Her son Lionel was diagnosed with tuberculosis at age 15, from which he never recovered. His death inspired several stories about dead or dying children. Burnett lived her later years on Long Island, New York. She died in 1924. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Secret Garden (Author) 29,498 copies, 509 reviews
A Little Princess (Author) 13,342 copies, 199 reviews
Little Lord Fauntleroy (Author) 2,613 copies, 43 reviews
The Lost Prince 622 copies, 15 reviews
The Making of a Marchioness 485 copies, 27 reviews
Sara Crewe 472 copies, 7 reviews
The Shuttle 401 copies, 21 reviews
The Racketty-Packetty House 243 copies, 5 reviews
The Making of a Marchioness 186 copies, 13 reviews
A Lady of Quality 148 copies, 7 reviews
T. Tembarom 104 copies, 2 reviews
The Land of the Blue Flower 93 copies, 2 reviews
That Lass o' Lowrie's 79 copies, 2 reviews
The Head of the House of Coombe 74 copies, 4 reviews
The White People 66 copies, 2 reviews
Robin 64 copies, 5 reviews
A Fair Barbarian 62 copies, 6 reviews
The Dawn of a To-morrow 53 copies, 3 reviews
Editha's Burglar 50 copies, 1 review
The Secret Garden [adapted] 47 copies, 3 reviews
In the Closed Room 43 copies, 4 reviews
His Grace of Osmonde 43 copies, 2 reviews
My Robin 38 copies, 1 review
Der geheime Garten 35 copies, 3 reviews
Esmeralda 29 copies, 2 reviews
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Louisiana 25 copies, 1 review
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Through One Administration 14 copies, 1 review
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The Children's Book 5 copies, 1 review
The Fireside Book of Christmas Stories (Contributor) 258 copies, 2 reviews
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The Little Princess [1939 film] (Original book) 170 copies, 3 reviews
Granny's Wonderful Chair and Its Tales of Fairy Times (Introduction, some editions) 165 copies, 3 reviews
The Secret Garden: The Musical (Original story) 88 copies, 1 review
The Secret Garden [adapted - Cristaldi] (Original Author) 81 copies
The Secret Garden (Radio Theatre) (Original story) 51 copies
The Faber Book of Gardens (Contributor) 39 copies, 2 reviews
Six Novels of the Supernatural (Contributor) 37 copies, 1 review

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Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was a British-American novelist and playwright.
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