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The Secret Garden | Study Guide

Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Overview

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Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Years Published

1910–11

Type

Children's Literature

Genre

Drama, Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The events of The Secret Garden are described by a third-person omniscient narrator, who provides insight into the states of mind of the novel's protagonist, Mary Lennox, an orphan, and other characters, who all must heal after the deaths of loved ones.

Tense

The Secret Garden is told in past tense.

About the Title

The title The Secret Garden is a reference to a garden that has been locked up for 10 years after a terrible tragedy takes place there. The garden becomes a secret sanctuary for Mary and her motherless cousin, Colin, whose lives it transforms.

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