This novel, first published in 1908, is a classic story of Mary Lennox, a quiet, withdrawn little girl who goes to live with her uncle. He lives in an enormous house which possesses a – yes, a secret garden, about which Mary grows intensely curious. Perhaps because of this fascinating novel, the secret garden has assumed the mantle of an archetype for the spiritual quest.
We present here the first three chapters of The Secret Garden, read by Kara Schallenberg in this Librivox recording. If you like what you hear, you can download the entire work here. My three favorite Goodreads friends all give Kara’s reading five stars.
Please click on the arrows below to listen to the first three chapters.
More great Librivox stories in store for you in the coming weeks!