Little treasures, the FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library. Each stunning, gift edition features deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader.
An enduring children’s classic, The Secret Garden (1911) is as enchanting as it is moving. Orphaned after the death of her parents in a cholera epidemic, Mary Lennox is sent from India to her uncle’s home in England, the remote Misselthwaite Manor. Alienated from her surroundings, she initially takes against the cold, gloomy house and the seemingly barren Yorkshire landscape. However, her spirits begin to improve as she sets out in search of the manor’s long-neglected secret garden. As Mary unlock the mysteries of her new home, a powerful tale of redemption and regeneration unfolds.
Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849–1924) was born in Manchester, England. A gifted writer since childhood, Burnett took to writing as a means of supporting her family, churning out stories for Lady’s Book, Harper’s Bazaar and other magazines. Burnett wrote throughout her life, publishing several novels and plays, most notably Little Lord Fauntleroy (1885–1886), A Little Princess (1905) and The Secret Garden (1911).
Publisher: Flame Tree Collectable Classics (August 11, 2020)