This beautiful story is written by Frances Eliza Hodgson and its theme is the life of a little boy named Cedric and his journey in becoming lord Fauntleroy. The novel was published in 1865 in the magazine St. Nicholas. It was a great success and the next year it was published as a book. Because […]
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett was born in 1849 in Cheetham, England. She was one of the best Anglo-Saxon writers.
Amongst reader she was appreciated for her children’s stories and the most popular are ‘’Little lord Fauntleroy’’, ‘’A little princess’’ and ‘’The secret garden’’.
After her dad died her whole family moved from England to USA and lived in Knoxville. Soon she started writing because she wanted to help her family with the bills. She started publishing in magazines when she was 19.
In 1870 her mother died and she married Swan Burnett 2 years later. The young family lived in Paris where her two sons were born. After that they moved back to America, to Washington, were she started writing novels that the critics adored.
Even though she became famous when she published ‘’Little lord Fauntleroy’’ she was popular because of her novel that she wrote in 1890’s.
She enjoyed a glamorous lifestyle and in 1880’s she traveled through England. In 1890 she bought a house in England and wrote ‘’The secret garden’’. Soon afterwards her oldest son Lionel suffer from tuberculosis. His death left a great mark on her and she had problems with depression for a long time.
In 1898 she divorced Swan Burnett and in 1900 she married Stephen Townsend who she also divorced after two years.
She died in Long island in 1924.