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About the Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Eliza Hodgson was the daughter of ironmonger Edwin Hodgson, who died three years after her birth, and his wife Eliza Boond. She was educated at The Select Seminary for Young Ladies and Gentleman until the age of fifteen, at which point the family ironmongery, then being run by her mother, failed, and the family emigrated to Knoxville, Tennessee. Here Hodgson began to write, in order to supplement the family income, assuming full responsibility for the family upon the death of her mother, in 1870. In 1872 she married Dr. Swan Burnett, with whom she had two sons, Lionel and Vivian. The marriage was dissolved in 1898. In 1900 Burnett married actor Stephen Townsend until 1902 when they got divorced. Following her great success as a novelist, playwright, and children's author, Burnett maintained homes in both England and America, traveling back and forth quite frequently. She died in her Long Island, New York home, in 1924.

Primarily remembered today for her trio of classic children's novels - Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911) - Burnett was also a popular adult novelist, in her own day, publishing romantic stories such as The Making of a Marchioness (1901) for older readers.


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Paperback, Published in Aug 2008 by Holmes Press

ISBN10: 144371397X | ISBN13: 9781443713979

Page count: 348

This classic book is Frances Hodgson Burnett s 1877 novel, That Lass O' Lowrie's . It is the story of a spirited heroine who was raised in grim, impoverished surroundings by a brutal, abusive father. She is forced to toil in the mines for long hours, often striving to protect those weaker than herself. That is, until she falls in love with a man belonging to a significantly higher social strata. A fantastic story of love and redemption, That Lass O' Lowrie's would make for a worthy addition to any collection, and is not to be missed by fans of Burnett s work. Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849 1924) was an American-English writer and dramatist. Other notable works by this author include: A Little Princess (1905) and The Secret Garden (1911). Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author."

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