Frances Hodgson Burnett Biography

Author, Playwright (1849–1924)
British-U.S. playwright and author Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote children’s novels including the classics Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden.


Author Frances Hodgson Burnett was born on Nov. 24, 1849 in Manchester, England. The playwright and author was best known for her children’s novels, including Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. She also wrote several adult novels including Through One Administration about corruption in Washington, D.C., in 1883 and later a historical novel called A Lady of Quality in 1896. She moved to America in the early 1900s and became a U.S. citizen. Frances Hodgson Burnett died in 1924 at the age of 74.

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