Study Guide

The Secret Garden Characters

By Frances Hodgson Burnett

Mary Lennox

Mary Lennox is a Grade-A, no-holds-barred brat. And the thing about this analysis of Mary's...

Colin Craven

Colin Craven—Archibald Craven's son and Mary's cousin—is your standard jerk who hurts...

Archibald Craven

Archibald Craven is the master of Misselthwaite Manor and Mary's guardian when her parents die,...

Lilias Craven

Lilias Craven is Archibald's wife and Colin's mother. She first appears in the story when Mrs....

Dickon Sowerby

Dickon Sowerby, Martha's twelve-year-old brother, is basically a mensch. There's really no other...

Martha Phoebe Sowerby

Martha Sowerby is our introduction to The Secret Garden's super-positive portrayal of the poor...

Ben Weatherstaff

Ben Weatherstaff is a Yorkshire man and a crusty old gardener on the grounds of Misselthwaite...

Mrs. Susan Sowerby

Mrs. Susan Sowerby is basically the 1911 Muggle version of Mrs. Weasley: She is a mother to a big...

Minor Characters

We never see Susan Ann Sowerby directly, but she comes up in conversation every once in a while....