Waiting for the Party (2020)

Waiting for the Party Ann Thwaite Waiting for the Party A moving biography of Burnett author of The Secret Garden and A Little Princess and one of the famous literary figures of the Gilded Age
  • Title: Waiting for the Party
  • Author: Ann Thwaite
  • ISBN: 9780879237905
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
Waiting for the Party Ann Thwaite A moving biography of Burnett, author of The Secret Garden and A Little Princess and one of the famous literary figures of the Gilded Age.
Waiting for the Party Ann Thwaite

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  1. Emily

    6 8 11I am a life long rereader of The Secret Garden and A Little Princess, but not generally a fan of biographies, and so was somewhat doubtful when I picked up this life of Frances Hodgson Burnett at a price too cheap to resist, thinking it might be something of a slog Happily though, I found the prose to be brisk and engaging, and Burnett s life is as interesting as any novel, so than many Her impoverished but apparently somewhat genteel family moved from the slums of Manchester to rural Ten [...]

  2. Denise Bartolucci

    So I mostly picked this book because I have to write a Essay research paper on Frances Hodgson Burnett I honestly only knew her from A Little Princess and The Secret Garden Only after I got this project did I bother to read Little Lord Fauntleroy I didn t know much on her So I gave this a shot hoping I d get a few arguments for it But when I started reading this Wow it was well great The book gives you a great look into who Frances was Not just a writer wise But as a person too Ann Thwaite even [...]

  3. Emily

    From reading Little Princess and Secret Garden, you d think FHB was a daughter of the Raj, but she was born in Manchester Young Frances was, of course, a born storyteller, intelligent, precocious, with a way about her, and a love of play Ann Thwaite has some good anecdotes and plenty of details about Manchester, the mills, the desperate poverty, and the middle class one high step removed from the poor, until the American Civil War stopped the South from sending slave grown cotton to supply the B [...]

  4. Beth Bonini

    Not always an easy or interesting read, but that is the biographer s and not the subject s fault In defense of the biographer, most of her primary sources were personal letters and the letter writing style of Victorians tended to be a bit flowery, not to mention that all letters are full of inconsequential things Despite the enduring popularity of The Secret Garden one of THE most perfect children s books, in my opinion I didn t quite realize what a popular and prolific writer Burnett had been i [...]

  5. Kenna

    I first became interested when I found out FHB lived in Tennessee as a young adult not far from where I live I was surprised by her gilded era lifestyle and openness, living ahead of her time The writing sometimes left me unfulfilled, I was between 3 4 stars 3 1 2 , but on the whole a surprising and enjoyable book.

  6. Terrie

    This was the 2nd biography I read perhaps less facts because it was written earlier but informative, personal and easier to read This woman single handedly changed copyright laws, was esteemed by great authors of the day and few know her name but her books continue on.

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