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The New Student's Reference Work/Burnett, Frances Hodgson

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Burnett′, Frances Hodgson, an American novelist, was born at Manchester, England, in 1849. In 1865 her family came to America and settled in Tennessee, where she began writing stories. Her first story was published in a magazine in 1867. In 1873 she married Dr L. M. Burnett, of Knoxville, Tenn. They removed later to Washington, D. C. Her first novel, That Lass o' Lowries, was published in Scribner's Magazine in 1876-77, and made her reputation. Her second novel, Haworth's, was published in Scribner and also in Macmillan's Magazine (London). A child's story, Little Lord Fauntleroy, was very popular, and has appeared also as a play acted on the stage. Her later stories are A Lady of Quality, His Grace of Ormonde and The Shuttle.