Biography of Frances Hodgson Burnett


Burnett, Frances Hodgson. Author, playwright. Born Frances Eliza Hodgson, Manchester, England, November 24, 1849. Family moved in 1865 to Knoxville, TN. Began writing for magazines, 1867. Married Dr. L. M. Burnett, 1873. Settled in Washington 1875; obtained divorce 1898; married second time 1900, Stephen Townesend, English surgeon. Author (novels): "That Lass O' Lowrie's," "Dolly, a Love Story," "Kathleen," "Surly Tim and Other Stories" 1877; "Haworth's," Louisiana," "A Fair Barbarian," "Through One Administration," "Little Lord Fauntleroy," "Editha's Burglar," "Sara Crewe," "Little Saint Elizabeth," "Two Little Pilgrims' Progress," "The Pretty Sister of Jose," "A Lady of Quality," "His Grace of Ormonde," "The Captain's Youngest," "In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim," "The Making of a Marchioness," "The Little Unfairy Princess," "A Little Princess." Plays: "Little Lord Fauntleroy," "Phyllis," "The Showman's Daughter," "Esmeralda," "The First Gentleman of Europe," "Nixie" (with Stephen Townesend), "A Lady of Quality" (with same).