The Novels of Frances Hodgson Burnett
by Recchio Thomas
Anthem Press
Although she is remembered today mainly as a writer of children’s books, Frances Hodgson Burnett was a widely published novelist. Of high literary quality, her novels covered a range of genres, including industrial novels, American-themed social novels, historical novels, transatlantic novels and post–World War I novels. They were popular subjects in the early years of cinema. “The Novels of Frances Hodgson Burnett” reads Burnett’s novels in the context of the changing literary field in England and the United States in the years between the death of George Eliot in 1880 through to the Great War.