These beliefs would have an effect on her later life as well as being incorporated into her later fiction. Their new home was located in a gated square of faded gentility adjacent to an area with severe overcrowding and poverty that "defied description", according to Friedrich Engels, who lived in Manchester at the time.[6]. [11] She sold their possessions and told Frances to burn her early writings in the fire. Despite her busy schedule, she felt ill from the heat and the crowds of tourists, spending protracted periods in bed. She described Townsend as scarcely sane and hysterical. Several of Burnett's novels for adults were also very popular in their day, according to the Publishers Weekly list of bestselling novels in the United States. [38], The marriage took place in Genoa, Italy, and the couple went to Pegli for their honeymoon, where they endured two weeks of steady rain. [23] That Lass o' Lowrie's was published to good reviews, and the rights were sold for a British edition. [30] After his death, before she sank into a deep depression, she wrote in a letter to a friend that her writing was insignificant in comparison to having been the mother of two boys, one of whom died. [26], In 1887 Burnett traveled to England for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, which became the first of yearly transatlantic trips from the United States to England. A Lady of Quality was second in 1896, The Shuttle was fourth in 1907 and fifth in 1908, T. Tembarom was tenth in 1913 and sixth in 1914, and The Head of the House of Coombe was fourth in 1922. There she told Townsend she would no longer live with him, and the marriage ended. Her first sto­ries appeared in St. Nicholas magazine, but it was Little Lord Fauntleroy, written for her boys, that cemented her international reputation as a children’s writer. Publicity Listings Several stage and film adaptations have been made. [10] In 1865, the family emigrated to the United States and settled near Knoxville. Burnett's biographer Gretchen Gerzina writes of the marriage, "it was the biggest mistake of her life". [2] Once again Burnett turned to writing to increase her income. Frances had two older brothers and two younger sisters. She moved to Tennessee in the United States with her family after her father's death. Updates? Frances Hodgson Burnett was born on 24 November 1849 in Manchester, UK. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. At this time she began to worry about her finances: she was paying for Vivian's education; keeping a house in Washington D.C. (Swan had moved out of the house to his own apartment); and keeping a home in London. Official Sites. [26] Sentimental fiction was then the norm, and "rags to riches" stories were popular in the United States; in time, however, Little Lord Fauntleroy lost the popularity that The Secret Garden has retained.[46]. Her son Vivian Burnett, the model for Little Lord Fauntleroy, wrote a biography of her in 1927 entitled The Romantick Lady. Frances Hodgson Burnett, the Knoxville Years, "Literature; 'The Secret Garden' Has Deep Island Roots", The Literature Network: Frances Hodgson Burnett, http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/burnett/saint/saint.html, Complete Works of Frances Hodgson Burnett, Works by or about Frances Hodgson Burnett, List of 19th-century British children's literature titles, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Frances_Hodgson_Burnett&oldid=982707232, 19th-century English dramatists and playwrights, 20th-century British dramatists and playwrights, Converts to Christian Science from Anglicanism, People with acquired American citizenship, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages containing links to subscription-only content, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with CANTIC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with CINII identifiers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, British (from birth), United States (from 1865), This page was last edited on 9 October 2020, at 20:34.

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