Frances Hodgson Burnett (November 24, 1849 – October 29, 1924) was an English playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular The Secret Garden (1911), A Little Princess (1905), and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1885-6). She was born in Cheetham, England, and in 1865 emigrated to the United States, settling near Knoxville, Tennessee.
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