This delightful children's classic, first published in , pulled me right in with the cholera outbreak and continued with a bit of mystery, lots of magic and some pretty important learning experiences for both children and adults alike. Enchanting super-fast read with a beauty. Enchanting super-fast read with a beauty of a cover. Loved it! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions.
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Set in England, it is one of Burnett's most popular novels and seen as a classic of English children's literature. Several stage and film adaptations have been made. The American edition was published by the Frederick A. At the turn of the 20th century , Mary Lennox is a sickly, neglected, unloved year-old girl, born in British India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her and made an effort to ignore the girl. She is cared for primarily by native servants, who allow her to become spoiled, aggressive and self-centred. After a cholera epidemic kills Mary's parents and the few surviving servants flee the house, Mary awakes to find herself alone. She is discovered by British soldiers who place her in the care of an English clergyman, whose children taunt her by calling her " Mistress Mary, quite contrary ".
Celebrate National Dog Day with a look at some shows that feature a few of the most adorable dogs on TV. Watch the video. Title: The Secret Garden The main character Mary Lennox "Dixie Egerickx" is a spoiled year-old girl of rich parents who grew up in India. After everyone in her family dies from cholera, Mary is sent to live in Misselthwaite manor in Yorkshire with her uncle Archibald Craven "Colin Firth" and the housekeeper Mrs. Medlock "Julie Walters". Mary discovers that the house holds many secrets. There she finds a key that leads her to a garden held locked for years by her uncle after the death of his wife.