Una bambina viziata, bruttina, dispotica rimane l’unica sopravvissuta dopo un’epidemia di colera che uccide tutti, padre, madre e servitù, lasciandola sola al mondo. L’unico parente è un eccentrico zio inglese, che vive isolato in un castello in mezzo alla brughiera. Mary un po’ alla volta viene in contatto con il figlio di lui, un ragazzino viziato e nevrotico, con una giovane domestica di paese e con suo fratello, amico di fiori e animali. Ma soprattutto contribuisce alla sua rinascita la scoperta di un misterioso giardino segreto, che fiorisce con lei...
- ISBN: 883100462X
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 336
I am now confused. I do not know anymore what is my preference when it comes to books. When I was a kid, I wanted to read only books with pictures like the illustrated "Alice in the Wonderland" or "Rip Van Winkle". Until I read "Silas Marner" with no pictures and I said, wow, books with no pictures a Leggi tutto
Love love love Also: counting this as my first BookTubeAThon read even if I read only 2 pages during the actual readathon, I NEED ALL THE BOOKS I CAN GET
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden is a children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published as a book in 1911, after a version was published as an American magazine serial beginning in 1910. Set in England, it is one of Burnett's most popular novels and is considered Leggi tutto
“Two worst things as can happen to a child is never to have his own way - or always to have it.” As a child, I read this book at least four or five times, along with Frances Hodgson Burnett's other childhood stories about Sarah Crewe (Little Princess) and Cedric (Lord Fauntleroy). They represented a Leggi tutto
I cannot believe this took me so long to read. In the spirit of A Little Princess, this story recognises the characteristics we must prize most as human beings. The book follows contrary Mary Lennox as she learns a very important lesson from a very secret garden.
Book 16 of 30 for my 30 day reading challenge.
Two sickly, arrogant, lonely neglected little children from wealthy families both ten cousins, live continents apart Mary Lennox in hot, steamy colonial India and Colin Craven, he in rainy, cold, Yorkshire northern England a cripple just before the start of the First World War, they don't even known Leggi tutto
I first read this wonderful and evocative absolute and utter gem of a story at around the age of twelve (and it was likely one of the first longer novels I read entirely in English, not counting those books read entirely for school). And I simply adored Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden wh Leggi tutto
A favourite from many years ago, fantastic to reconnect with it in 2020! Wonderful.
I know this book seems out of place among the fare I usually read, but hey, all I can say is that I like what I like. There is some intangible quality to this book that really strikes a chord in me. The whole idea of that sickly child being healed with love, attention, and (forgive me an LDS joke) w Leggi tutto
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