THE SECRET GARDEN (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)
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A new edition of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic tale of redemption and renewal that continues to speak to modern readers 100 years after it first appeared. Includes a fascinating introduction on the relationship between the book and the 19th-century genres of girls' stories, romances, the gothic, and the sensational, and examines the book's symbolic undercurrents. The notes point out literary parallels and manuscript changes as well as glossing historical allusions and meanings. Includes Burnett's essay, the companion-piece 'My Robin'. New to this edition Introduction by Peter Hunt. Up-to-date bibliography. New explanatory notes. New chronology. Appendix: 'My Robin'. Reset text. '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. Readership: Readers of classic children's literature, Edwardian literature, students of children's literature, cultural studies, popular culture, childhood studies, 19th and 20th century literature, American literature/American children's literature.
- ISBN: 0199588228
- EAN: 9780199588220