The Secret Garden - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
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The Secret Garden - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 10/03/2011
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'It was the garden that did it - and Mary and Dickon and the creatures - and the Magic.' An orphaned girl, a grim moorland manor with hundreds of empty rooms, strange cries in the night, a walled garden, with its door locked and the key buried - and a boy who talks to animals. These are the ingredients of one of the most famous and well-loved of children's classics. Through her discovery of the secret garden, Mary Lennox is gradually transformed from a spoilt and unhappy child into a healthy, unselfish girl who in turn redeems her neglected cousin and his gloomy, Byronic father. Frances Hodgson Burnett's inspiring story of regeneration and salvation gently subverted the conventions of a century of romantic and gothic fiction for girls. After a hundred years, The Secret Garden's critique of empire and of attitudes to childhood and gender, and its advocacy of a holistic approach to health remains remarkably contemporary and relevant. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199588220
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 196 x 133 x 17 mm


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a jolly good, heart-warming classic. * The Daily Mail *

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“The secret garden.”

I enjoyed reading this as a child, and I enjoyed reading the book just as much as an adult.

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“The Secret Garden”

This was one of my all time favourite reads as a child.I am yet to find a ten year old girl who does not love this story.

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“A classic I'll love forever”

This will remain one of my most cherished books of all time, as I have fond memories of reading it to my dad when I was ickle. 'The Secret Garden' tells the story of a young girl who loses her parents very... More

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