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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