The Secret Garden (Modern Library Classics)

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The Secret Garden should be on every child's bookshelf. Amanda Craig, The Time

An enchanting story of transformation and compassion, Frances Hodgson Burnetts The Secret Garden is widely considered to be one of the most important works of childrens literature. After her parents die of cholera, Mary Lennox, a difficult and sickly little girl, is brought from India to her mysterious uncles sprawling estate on the Yorkshire moors. Mary continues in her self-absorbed ways until one day she discovers a hidden and neglected garden adjoining her uncles mansion. When she meets Ben Weatherstaff, a curt but gentle gardener, and discovers her hidden-away invalid cousin, Colin Craven, the three come together to tend the garden, and Marys lifeas well as the lives of those around herbegins to change in unforeseen ways.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition published in 1911.

Praise for The Secret Garden

It is only the exceptional author who can write a book about children with sufficient skill, charm, simplicity, and significance to make it acceptable to both young and old. Mrs. Burnett is one of the few thus gifted.The New York Times


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