Download and Read books Beyond the Secret Garden online PDF, TXT, ePub, PDB, RTF, FB2 & Audio Books files for your device. So, you can read the books in any times.

[929.58 KiB] Beyond the Secret Garden books by Ann Thwaite

Beyond the Secret Garden
Title:Beyond the Secret Garden
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
Author:
Date release:
Size:929.58 KiB
Category:Literary, Books, Biographies & Memoirs, Women, Fiction & Literature, Literary Criticism, Historical
The definitive and revealing biography of the author of The Secret Garden.
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s favourite theme in her fiction was the reversal of fortune, and she herself knew extremes of poverty and wealth. Born in Manchester in 1849, she emigrated with her family to Tennessee because of the financial problems caused by the cotton famine. From a young age she published her stories to help the family make ends meet. Only after she married did she publish Little Lord Fauntleroy that shot her into literary stardom.
On the surface, Frances’ life was extremely successful: hosting regular literary salons in her home and travelling frequently between properties in the UK and America. But behind the colourful personal and social life, she was a complex and contradictory character. She lost both parents by her twenty-first birthday, Henry James called her "the most heavenly of women" although avoided her; prominent people admired her and there were many friendships as well as an ill-advised marriage to a much younger man that ended in heartache. Her success was punctuated by periods of depression, in one instance brought on by the tragic loss of her eldest son to consumption.
Ann Thwaite creates a sympathetic but balanced and eye-opening biography of the woman who has enchanted numerous generations of children.
***Praise for BEYOND THE SECRET GARDEN***
‘A fascinating and valuable book.’ Sunday Times

‘Ann Thwaite has admirably mapped out the complex and peripatetic story, attacking its problems with insight and diligence.’ Times Literary Supplement

‘Intelligent, moderate, thoughtful, well documented, well organised, and well written… a model of a literary biography.’ New York Review of Books
Comments
  • Paganism
  • Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions
  • New Age, Neopagan, and New Religious Movements
  • The Nine Doors of Midgard
  • Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?
  • From Buddha to Jesus: An Insider's View of Buddhism and Christianity
  • Girl on a Wire
  • Christianity and World Religions Leader Guide Revised Edition
  • Fast Facts on Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Passport to Heaven
  • Why Religion Matters
  • Isese Spirituality Workbook
  • Divining the Self
  • 50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know: Religion
  • The World's Religions, Revised and Updated
  • Restless Souls
  • In Search of the Christian Buddha: How an Asian Sage Became a Medieval Saint
  • The Spiritual Life of Children
  • The Book of the Dead
  • Terror in the Mind of God, Fourth Edition
  • Religiones del mundo
  • Christianity and World Religions Revised Edition Large Print Edition
  • Neighboring Faiths
  • Oneness