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I have been taken to task, with some justification, for describing Mary Lennox the ten year old heroine of ‘The Secret Garden’ as “unlikeable”.
Let’s look at the evidence. 458 more words
The story of The Secret Garden is well-known. After the death of her parents in India, ‘Mistress Mary’ comes to Yorkshire to live in the house of her brooding uncle where she discovers a garden that has been locked up for ten years (by no coincidence, Mary’s own age). 328 more words
Francis Hodgson Burnett’s ‘The Secret Garden’ is predominantly a children’s novel, but like all good children’s literature its appeal spreads far beyond this audience. I increasingly found myself admiring the author’s craftsmanship, even if I was able to resist some of the more sentimental aspects of the novel. 810 more words