Frances Hodgson Burnett


Frances Dodgson Burnett was born in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, England on 24 November 1849. She was an English playwright and author. After the death of her father in 1852, her family moved to Tennessee in the United States. Frances wrote stories to earn money and help her family. After the death of her mother, she married swan Burnett who was a doctor and they had two sons. She mainly wrote for children and her famous works are little lord Fauntleroy, a little princess, the secret garden, and the Lass o’ Lowries. She was popular due to her ability to write stories in Yorkshire English. She frequently travelled to England and wrote the secret garden in the 1890s. She later divorced swan Burnett and married Stephen Townsend in 1900. She died in 1924 and is buried in Roslyn cemetery on long island.

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