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Burnett, Frances Eliza

Born: 1849 AD
Died: 1924 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Novelists

1849 – She was born in Cheetham Hill, Manchester on the 24th of November.

1868 – She turned to writing to support them all, with a first story published in Godey’s Lady’s Book.

1873 – She married Dr. Swan Burnett of Washington, D.C.

1886 – She published Little Lord Fauntleroy.

1888 – She won a lawsuit in England over the dramatic rights to Little Lord Fauntleroy.

1898 – She divorced Dr. Burnett. She later re-married, this time to Stephen Townsend, her business manager.

         – Her later works include Sara Crewe later rewritten as A Little Princess The Lady of Quality considered one of the best of her plays and The Secret Garden.

1893 – She published a memoir of her youth, The One I Knew Best of All.

1909 – She discover a secret garden, but she moved back to the United States, after having become a U.S. citizen.

1924 – Frances Hodgson Burnett died on the 29th of October in Plandome, New York.