Edith Nesbit Eight madcap tales of unpredictable dragons--including one made of ice, another that takes refuge in the General Post Office, and a fire-breathing monster that flies out of an enchanted book and eats an entire soccer team! Marvelous adventure and excitement for make-believers of all ages. 24 illustrations. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden)
Edith Nesbit If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. When their father goes away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis have to move with their mother from their London home to a cottage in the countryside. At the local station the children make friends with the porter, Perks, and spend their time waving to the passengers on the trains. But although they have many adventures on the railway, one question still remains is their father ever coming back? The latest welcome addition to the popular Oxford Children's Classics series.
Edith Nesbit The story begins when a group of children move from London to the countryside of Kent. While playing in a gravel pit the five children – Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane and their baby brother, known as the Lamb – uncover a rather grumpy, ugly and occasionally malevolent Psammead or sand-fairy, who has the ability to grant wishes. He persuades the children to take one wish each day to be shared among them, with the caveat that the wishes will turn to stone at sunset. This, apparently, used to be the rule in the Stone Age, when all children wished for was food, the bones of which then became fossils. However, when the five children's first wish, to be "as beautiful as the day", ends at sunset, its effects simply vanish, leading the Psammead to observe that some wishes are too fanciful to be changed to stone.
Edith Nesbit The Enchanted Castle is a children's fantasy novel by Edith Nesbit.
The enchanted castle of the title is a country estate in the West Country seen through the eyes of three children, Gerald, James and Kathleen, who discover it while exploring during the school holidays. The lake, groves and marble statues, with white towers and turrets in the distance, make a fairy-tale setting, and then in the middle of the maze in the rose garden they find a sleeping fairy-tale princess.
The "princess" tells them that the castle is full of magic, and they almost believe her. She shows them the treasures of the castle, including a ring she says is a ring of invisibility, but when it actually turns her invisible she panics and admits that she is the housekeeper's niece, Mabel, and was just play-acting.
The children soon discover that the ring has other magical powers.
The Enchanted Castle was written for both children and adults. It combines descriptions of the imaginative play of children, reminiscent of The Story of the Treasure Seekers, with a magic more muted than in her major fantasies such as The Story of the Amulet.
Edith Nesbit The book tells the story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius Bastable, and their attempts to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family. The story is told from a child's point of view.
Edith Nesbit Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare is a collection edited by Edith Nesbit. There are twenty of Shakespeare's plays and a brief biography all told in a manner that is understandable, and enjoyable to children. This book is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's work and will open many literary doors for your child!
Edith Nesbit While the childrens mother and father are out of the country the children are staying with the "old nurse" in her boarding house. There is only one other boarder, an old Egyptoligist, whom the children soon befriend. They learn of an amulet that has the ability to grant their hearts desire, and soon buy it. After making the purchase, they learn that it is the only surviving half of the amulet. Though the half of the amulet cannot grant their hearts desire, it can serve as a magic portal permitting time travel. In this book, the five children, Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and the Lamb conclude their trilogy of adventures.
Edith Nesbit The enchanted castle of the title is a country estate in the West Country seen through the eyes of three children, Gerald, James and Kathleen, who discover it while exploring during the school holidays. The lake, groves and marble statues, with white towers and turrets in the distance, make a fairy-tale setting, and then in the middle of the maze in the rose garden they find a sleeping fairy-tale princess. The "princess" tells them that the castle is full of magic, and they almost believe her. She shows them the treasures of the castle, including a ring she says is a ring of invisibility, but when it actually turns her invisible she panics and admits that she is the housekeeper's niece, Mabel, and was just play-acting. The children soon discover that the ring has other magical powers.
Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Machen, EDGAR ALLAN POE, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, H. P. Lovecraft, Edith Nesbit, W. W. Jacobs, M. R. James, Guy Preston, Henry De Vere Stacpoole, Wilkie Collins, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred Noyes, Alexander Woollcott, Ambrose Bierce, Richard Connell, Vernon Lee, Samuel Blas, Rudyard Kipling, H. G. Wells, George G. Toudouze, H. C. McNeile, L. P. Hartley, Walter Scott, Guy de Maupassant, John Buchan, Lord Dunsany & Saki If you were looking for the Holy Bible of the horror anthologies, consider yourself lucky, because you just found it!
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Edith Nesbit This book is a fantasy novel for children, written in 1904. It is the second in a trilogy of novels, and follows the adventures of the five protagonists – Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and the Lamb. Their mother buys the children a new carpet to replace the one from the nursery that was destroyed in an unfortunate fire accident. Through a series of exciting events, the children find an egg in the carpet which cracks into a talking Phoenix. The Phoenix explains that the carpet is a magical one that will grant them three wishes per day. The five children go on many adventures, which eventually wear out their magic carpet.
Edith Nesbit Philip and Lucy discover that the city Philip has built using toys, books and household objects, has come alive. This is the account of their incredible adventures in those magical lands, where they meet characters from books and history, mythical beasts, and many other nice (and not so nice) people and creatures. As with all Edith Nesbit's tales, The Magic City has generous helpings of humour, imagination and interesting ideas, as well as the over-arching story of how a boy and girl who have unwillingly become step-brother and sister eventually learn to like each other.
Cynthia Asquith, Leonid Andreyev, E. F. Benson, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Marjorie Bowen, John Buchan, A. M. Burrage, Willa Cather, Robert W. Chambers, Myla Jo Closser, Wilkie Collins, Richard Connell, Aleister Crowley, F. Marion Crawford, Rebecca Harding Davis, Walter de La Mare, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lord Dunsany, Amelia B. Edwards, Anatole France, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Nikolai Gogol, W. F. Harvey, L. P. Hartley, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lafcadio Hearn, O. Henry, Robert Hichens, William Hope Hodgson, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Robert E. Howard, Violet Hunt, Washington Irving, W. W. Jacobs, Henry James, M. R. James, Franz Kafka, Rudyard Kipling, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Vernon Lee, H. P. Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, Guy de Maupassant, John Metcalfe, Edith Nesbit, Margaret Oliphant, Oliver Onions, Vincent O'Sullivan, EDGAR ALLAN POE, Saki, Walter Scott, M. P. Shiel, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Mark Twain, H. Russell Wakefield, H. G. Wells, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf & Edward Lucas White PRE-ORDER PROMO: 50% off!
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Cosmic horror, supernatural events, ghost stories, weird fiction, mystical fantasies, occult narratives, this book plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities.
This collection of the greatest mysterious dark tales gathers together more than 100 authors and more than 1000 short stories (!), which makes it truly unique in its kind.
Be aware that this book includes a big amount of stories that appear for the first time in digital print.
Edith Nesbit This delightful collection contains twelve of Nesbit's most magical stories, both literally and figuratively. It includes such tales as "The Cat-Hood of Maurice, " in which a boy learns firsthand about the importance of being kind to animals, "The Princess and the Hedge-Pig, " in which the Princess Ozyliza recovers her parents' usurped kingdom with the aid of her true love, "Justnowland, " in which a little girl name Elsie saves a kingdom of enchanted crows, and "Kenneth and the Carp, " in which a boy is transformed into a carp to retrieve a ring and learns courage. There are useful morals to each story, but they are easily disguised in the enjoyable tales.
Edith Nesbit Once again we find the lovable Bastable family at their home in Blackheath, having adventures as varied as telling fortunes at a fete, enduring and finally reforming an unpleasant cousin, and letting rooms to a lodger who proves to be an escaped lunatic. As ever gets into trouble and in one episode we find him inside a lost trunk in Cannon Street Station suspected of being a time bomb.
Edith Nesbit The story begins when a group of children move from London to the countryside of Kent. While playing in a gravel pit the five children – Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane and their baby brother, known as the Lamb – uncover a rather grumpy, ugly and occasionally malevolent Psammead or sand-fairy, who has the ability to grant wishes. He persuades the children to take one wish each day to be shared among them, with the caveat that the wishes will turn to stone at sunset. This, apparently, used to be the rule in the Stone Age, when all children wished for was food, the bones of which then became fossils. However, when the five children's first wish, to be "as beautiful as the day", ends at sunset, its effects simply vanish, leading the Psammead to observe that some wishes are too fanciful to be changed to stone. All the wishes go comically wrong. When the children wish to be beautiful the servants do not recognise them and shut them out of the house. When they wish to be rich they find themselves with a gravel-pit full of gold spade guineas that no shop will accept as they are no longer in circulation, so they can't buy anything. A wish for wings seems to be going well, but at sunset the children find themselves stuck on top of a church bell tower with no way down, getting them into trouble with the gamekeeper who must take them home (though this wish has the happy side-effect of introducing the gamekeeper to the children's housemaid, who later marries him). After being bullied by the baker's boy Robert wishes that he was bigger, whereupon he becomes eleven feet tall and the other children show him at a travelling fair for coins. They also wish themselves into a castle, only to learn that it is being besieged, while a wish to meet real Red Indians ends with the children nearly being scalped.
Edith Nesbit This is a story book. When we were sent down into the country to learn to be good we felt it was rather good business, because we knew our being sent there was really only to get us out of the way for a little while, and we knew right enough that it wasn't a punishment, though Mrs Blake said it was, because we had been punished thoroughly for taking the stuffed animals out and making a jungle on the lawn with them, and the garden hose. And you cannot be punished twice for the same offence. This is the English law; at least I think so. And at any rate no one would punish you three times, and we had had the Malacca cane and the solitary confinement; and the uncle had kindly explained to us that all ill-feeling between him and us was wiped out entirely by the bread and water we had endured. And what with the bread and water and being prisoners, and not being able to tame any mice in our prisons, I quite feel that we had suffered it up thoroughly, and now we could start fair. I think myself that descriptions of places are generally dull, but I have sometimes thought that was because the authors do not tell you what you truly want to know. However, dull or not, here goes--because you won't understand anything unless I tell you what the place was like.
Edith Nesbit Harding's luck is sequel to E. Nesbit's "The House of Arden". It tells the story of Dickie Harding, a disabled boy, who one day accidentelly discovers an old magic, that allows him to travel into his own past. There he meets Elfrida and Edred Arden (as told in "The House of Arden") and together they seek for a long lost treasure.
Edith Nesbit Edith Nesbit was one of the most prolific and beloved children's authors of her time, but she also had a more literary bent, as evinced in The Rainbow and the Rose, one of several of the collections of poetry she penned in her lifetime. This compendium of verse tackles topics ranging from the quotidian to the profound in a traditional rhyming style that will please poetry purists.
Edith Nesbit A collection of short stories, by the author. This happened a very little time after we left our humble home in Lewisham, and went to live at the Blackheath house of our Indian uncle, which was replete with every modern convenience, and had a big garden and a great many greenhouses. We had had a lot of jolly Christmas presents, and one of them was Dicky's from father, and it was a printing-press. Not one of the eighteenpenny kind that never come off, but a real tip-topper, that you could have printed a whole newspaper out of if you could have been clever enough to make up all the stuff there is in newspapers.
Edith Nesbit The Railway Children is a children's book by Edith Nesbit, originally serialised in The London Magazine during 1905 and first published in book form in 1906.
The story concerns a family who move to "Three Chimneys", a house near the railway, after the father, who works at the Foreign office, is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying. The children befriend an Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 train near their home; he is eventually able to help prove their father's innocence, and the family is reunited. The family take care of a Russian exile, Mr Szczepansky, who came to England looking for his family (later located) and Jim, the grandson of the Old Gentleman, who suffers a broken leg in a tunnel. On each page, this book contains text and audio book. Publisher’s note : This book needs downloading over WiFi.
Edith Nesbit Collection of short stories by E. Nesbit. Set in the villages of South Kent and East Sussex that Nesbit knew well. This collection includes, Her Marriage Lines, The Bristol Bowl, Grandsire Triples and many more.
Edith Nesbit A gentle tale of romance and art from a noted children's author. A novel about a young, naive woman who falls for a rakish artist, but fate and the woman’s family intervene to keep the two apart.
Edith Nesbit In this collection, she shifts gears and brings together a collection of poetry. The poems in Many Voices are engaging enough to maintain the interest of younger audiences, but sophisticated enough to please parents, teachers, and other adult readers.
E. F. Benson, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, A. M. Burrage, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Lafcadio Hearn, M. R. James, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, H. P. Lovecraft, EDGAR ALLAN POE, Vincent O'Sullivan, Mark Twain, Saki, W. F. Harvey, Violet Hunt, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Irvin S. Cobb, O. Henry, Marjorie Bowen, Edith Nesbit & Barry Pain If you were looking for the Holy Bible of the horror anthologies, consider yourself lucky, because you just found it!
Cosmic horror, supernatural events, ghost stories, weird fiction, mystical fantasies, occult narratives, this book plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities.
This third volume of “The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written” features 30 stories by an all-star cast, including Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Robert W. Chambers, M. R. James, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, W. F. Harvey, Sheridan Le Fanu, E. T. A. Hoffmann, O. Henry, Edith Nesbit, Charles Dickens, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and A. M. Burrage, among many others!
Edith Nesbit It was an enthusiastic send-off. Half the students from her Atelier were there, and twice as many more from other studios. She had been the belle of the Artists’ Quarter in Montparnasse for three golden months. Now she was off to the Riviera to meet her people, and every one she knew was at the Gare de Lyons to catch the pretty last glimpse of her. And, as had been more than once said late of an evening, “to see her was to love her”. She was one of those agitating blondes, with the naturally rippled hair, the rounded rose-leaf cheeks, the large violet-blue eyes that look all things and mean Heaven alone knows how little.
Edith Nesbit We are the Bastables—Oswald, Dora, Dicky, Alice, Noël, and H. O. If you want to know why we call our youngest brother H. O. you can jolly well read The Treasure Seekers and find out. We were the Treasure Seekers, and we sought it high and low, and quite regularly, because we particularly wanted to find it. And at last we did not find it, but we were found by a good, kind Indian uncle, who helped father with his business, so that father was able to take us all to live in a jolly big red house on Blackheath, instead of in the Lewisham Road, where we lived when we were only poor but honest Treasure Seekers. When we were poor but honest we always used to think that if only father had plenty of business, and we did not have to go short of pocket-money and wear shabby clothes, we should be quite happy and very, very good.
Edith Nesbit & Seoung Hyun Go A beautiful collection of eight short stories featuring dragons by Edith Nesbit. Fantasy for kids, this is one of Nesbit's greatest works and is highly encouraged for young readers and young imaginations. On each page, this book contains text and audio. Publisher’s note : This book needs downloading over WiFi.
Edith Nesbit The writings of Shakespeare have been justly termed "the richest, the purest, the fairest, that genius uninspired ever penned."
Shakespeare instructed by delighting. His plays alone (leaving mere science out of the question), contain more actual wisdom than the whole body of English learning. He is the teacher of all good-- pity, generosity, true courage, love. His bright wit is cut out "into little stars." His solid masses of knowledge are meted out in morsels and proverbs, and thus distributed, there is scarcely a corner of the English-speaking world to-day which he does not illuminate, or a cottage which he does not enrich. His bounty is like the sea, which, though often unacknowledged, is everywhere felt. As his friend, Ben Jonson, wrote of him, "He was not of an age but for all time." He ever kept the highroad of human life whereon all travel. He did not pick out by-paths of feeling and sentiment. In his creations we have no moral highwaymen, sentimental thieves, interesting villains, and amiable, elegant adventuresses--no delicate entanglements of situation, in which the grossest images are presented to the mind disguised under the superficial attraction of style and sentiment. He flattered no bad passion, disguised no vice in the garb of virtue, trifled with no just and generous principle. While causing us to laugh at folly, and shudder at crime, he still preserves our love for our fellow-beings, and our reverence for ourselves.
Shakespeare was familiar with all beautiful forms and images, with all that is sweet or majestic in the simple aspects of nature, of that indestructible love of flowers and fragrance, and dews, and clear waters--and soft airs and sounds, and bright skies and woodland solitudes, and moon-light bowers, which are the material elements of poetry,--and with that fine sense of their indefinable relation to mental emotion, which is its essence and vivifying soul--and which, in the midst of his most busy and tragical scenes, falls like gleams of sunshine on rocks and ruins--contrasting with all that is rugged or repulsive, and reminding us of the existence of purer and brighter elements.
These things considered, what wonder is it that the works of Shakespeare, next to the Bible, are the most highly esteemed of all the classics of English literature. "So extensively have the characters of Shakespeare been drawn upon by artists, poets, and writers of fiction," says an American author,--"So interwoven are these characters in the great body of English literature, that to be ignorant of the plot of these dramas is often a cause of embarrassment."
But Shakespeare wrote for grown-up people, for men and women, and in words that little folks cannot understand.
Hence this volume. To reproduce the entertaining stories contained in the plays of Shakespeare, in a form so simple that children can understand and enjoy them, was the object had in view by the author of these Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare.
And that the youngest readers may not stumble in pronouncing any unfamiliar names to be met with in the stories, the editor has prepared and included in the volume a Pronouncing Vocabulary of Difficult Names. To which is added a collection of Shakespearean Quotations, classified in alphabetical order, illustrative of the wisdom and genius of the world's greatest dramatist.
Edith Nesbit This file includes: The Enchanted Castle, Five Children and It, In Homespun, The Magic City, The Phoenix and the Carpet, Pussy and Doggy Tales, The Railway Children, The Story of the Amulet, The Story of the Treasure Seekers, New Treasure Seekers, and The Wouldbegoods. According to Wikipedia: "Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet whose children's works were published under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a precursor to the modern Labour Party... Nesbit published approximately 40 books for children, both novels and collections of stories. Collaborating with others, she published almost as many more. According to her biographer Julia Briggs, Nesbit was "the first modern writer for children": "(Nesbit) helped to reverse the great tradition of children's literature inaugurated by [Lewis] Carroll, [George] MacDonald and Kenneth Grahame, in turning away from their secondary worlds to the tough truths to be won from encounters with things-as-they-are, previously the province of adult novels." Briggs also credits Nesbit with having invented the children's adventure story. Among Nesbit's best-known books are The Story of the Treasure Seekers (1898) and The Wouldbegoods (1899), which both recount stories about the Bastables, a middle class family that has fallen on relatively hard times. Her children's writing also included numerous plays and collections of verse. She created an innovative body of work that combined realistic, contemporary children in real-world settings with magical objects and adventures and sometimes travel to fantastic worlds."
Edith Nesbit Five Children and It is a children's novel by the English author Edith Nesbit. It is the first volume of a trilogy that includes The Phoenix and the Carpet and The Story of the Amulet.
Like Nesbit's The Railway Children, the story begins when a group of children move from London to the countryside of Kent. While playing in a gravel pit the five children – Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane and their baby brother, known as the Lamb – uncover a rather grumpy, ugly and occasionally malevolent Psammead or sand-fairy, who has the ability to grant wishes. He persuades the children to take one wish each day to be shared among them, with the caveat that the wishes will turn to stone at sunset. This, apparently, used to be the rule in the Stone Age, when all children wished for was food, the bones of which then became fossils. However, when the five children's first wish, to be "as beautiful as the day", ends at sunset, its effects simply vanish, leading the Psammead to observe that some wishes are too fanciful to be changed to stone. On each page, this book contains text and audio. Publisher’s note : This book needs downloading over WiFi.
Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Charles Brockden Brown, John Buchan, Robert William Chambers, Charles Dickens, George du Maurier, John Meade Falkner, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Thomas Hardy, William Hope Hodgson, James Hogg, Washington Irving, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, Richard Marsh, Jan Neruda, Edith Nesbit, Hume Nisbet, James Malcom Rymer, Mary Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker & George Sylvester Viereck The Damned Thing - Ambrose Bierce
A Prisoner in Fairyland - Algernon Blackwood
The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories - Algernon Blackwood
The Willows - Algernon Blackwood
Wieland: or, The Transformation - Charles Brockden Brown
The Keeper of Cademuir - John Buchan
No-man's-land - John Buchan
The Grove of Ashtaroth - John Buchan
The Watcher by the Threshold - John Buchan
The King in Yellow - Robert William Chambers
The Signal-Man - Charles Dickens
Trilby - George du Maurier
The Lost Stradivarius - John Meade Falkner
Curious, If True: Strange Tales - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman-
The Three Strangers - Thomas Hardy
The Night Land - William Hope Hodgson
Carnacki, The Ghost Finder - William Hope Hodgson
The Ghost Pirates - William Hope Hodgson
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner - James Hogg
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving
Ghost Stories of Chapelizod - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The Child That Went With The Fairies - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The Familiar - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The Vision Of Tom Chuff - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
At the Mountains of Madness - Howard Phillips Lovecraft
The Call of Cthulhu - Howard Phillips Lovecraft
The Dunwich Horror - Howard Phillips Lovecraft
The Great God Pan - Arthur Machen
The Inmost Light - Arthur Machen
The Novel of the White Powder - Arthur Machen
The Terror - Arthur Machen
The Beetle - Richard Marsh
The Vampire - Jan Neruda
In the Dark - Edith Nesbit
The Power of Darkness - Edith Nesbit
The Demon Spell - Hume Nisbet
The Vampire Maid - Hume Nisbet
The Fall of the House of Usher - E.A. Poe
The Masque of the Red Death - E.A. Poe
The Pit and the Pendulum - E.A. Poe
The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe
The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe
The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade - Edgar Allan Poe
Varney the Vampire - James Malcom Rymer
Edith Nesbit Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare is a collection published
by E. Nesbit with the intention of entertaining young readers and telling
William Shakespeare's plays in a way they could be easily understood. She
included a brief Shakespeare biography, a pronunciation guide to some of the
more difficult names and a list of famous quotations, arranged by subject
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Edith Nesbit Short collection of poems for children. According to Wikipedia: "Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet whose children's works were published under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a precursor to the modern Labour Party.... Nesbit published approximately 40 books for children, both novels and collections of stories. Collaborating with others, she published almost as many more. According to her biographer Julia Briggs, Nesbit was "the first modern writer for children": "(Nesbit) helped to reverse the great tradition of children's literature inaugurated by [Lewis] Carroll, [George] MacDonald and Kenneth Grahame, in turning away from their secondary worlds to the tough truths to be won from encounters with things-as-they-are, previously the province of adult novels." Briggs also credits Nesbit with having invented the children's adventure story. Among Nesbit's best-known books are The Story of the Treasure Seekers (1898) and The Wouldbegoods (1899), which both recount stories about the Bastables, a middle class family that has fallen on relatively hard times. Her children's writing also included numerous plays and collections of verse. She created an innovative body of work that combined realistic, contemporary children in real-world settings with magical objects and adventures and sometimes travel to fantastic worlds."
Edith Nesbit During her career popular children's writer Edith Nesbit collaborated on over sixty books of fiction for children. In "The Children's Shakespeare" she turns her attention to a series of interpretations of William Shakespeare's works. These retellings of Shakespeare's plays are written in a way that can be easily understood by and entertaining to young readers. "Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare" includes retellings of the following plays: "Romeo and Juliet," "The Tempest," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "King Lear," "Cymbeline," "The Taming of the Shrew," "Hamlet," "Twelfth Night," "As You Like It," "Pericles," "The Merchant of Venice," and "The Winter's Tale."
Arnold Bennett, John Meade Falkner, Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, Henry James, Montague Rhodes James, Rudyard Kipling, Virginia Woolf, H.G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, Mary Shelley, Edith Nesbit, Golden Deer Classics, H.P. Lovecraft, Rider Haggard & Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!
The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.
This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names
The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation [Louisa May Alcott]
The Ghost [Arnold Bennett]
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain [Charles Dickens]
The Haunted House [Charles Dickens]
The Lost Stradivarius [John Meade Falkner]
Curious, If True: Strange Tales [Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell]
The Ghost Kings [Henry Rider Haggard]
Carnacki, The Ghost Finder [William Hope Hodgson]
The Ghost Pirates [William Hope Hodgson]
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow [Washington Irving]
The Turn of the Screw [Henry James]
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary [Montague Rhodes James]
A Thin Ghost and Others [Montague Rhodes James]
The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories [Rudyard Kipling]
Madam Crowl's Ghost and the Dead Sexton [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu]
Schalken the Painter [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu]
An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu]
The Haunted Baronet [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu]
An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu]
Ultor De Lacy: A Legend of Cappercullen [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu]
Laura Silver Bell [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu]
Wicked Captain Walshawe, Of Wauling [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu]
The Child That Went With The Fairies [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu]
The Mystery of the Semi-Detached [Edith Nesbit]
The Ebony Frame [Edith Nesbit]
Man-Size in Marble [Edith Nesbit]
On Ghosts [Mary Shelley]
The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost [H. G. Wells]
The Canterville Ghost [Oscar Wilde]
A Haunted House
Edith Nesbit The Book of Dragons was written by Edith Nesbit and first published in 1899. Eight madcap tales of unpredictable dragons, including one made of ice, another that takes refuge in the General Post Office, and a fire-breathing monster that flies out of an enchanted book and eats an entire soccer team!
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“I love E. Nesbit. . . . Her children are very real . . . and she was quite a groundbreaker in her day.”
’J. K. Rowling, author of the best-selling Harry Potter series
Considered the first modern writer for children, Edith Nesbit wrote wonderfully imaginative tales about magical adventures in the everyday world. In Five Children and It (1902), a group of children are digging in a sandpit one day when they discover a small, bad-tempered sand-fairy known as the Psammead, who is allowed to grant one wish per day. The children wish for many things—to be beautiful, to be rich, to grow wings—but none of the wishes turn out right. Luckily, the magic wears off at sunset, but will that be soon enough?
The Enchanted Castle (1907) begins when three children stumble upon a mysterious house and discover an invisible princess and a magic ring. At first it all appears to be a great adventure. When the children need an audience for a play they have mounted, they make their own out of old clothes, pillows, and umbrellas. Then things go inexplicably wrong. To the young dramatists' horror, as the curtain falls, there is a ghastly applause. The creatures have come alive—and they prove to be most disagreeable!
Features illustrations by H. R. Millar.
Sanford Schwarz teaches English literature at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of The Matrix of Modernism and various essays on modern literary, cultural, and intellectual history. He is currently writing a book on C. S. Lewis’s science-fiction trilogy.
Edith Nesbit "Five Children and It" magically illustrates the wisdom of the saying "be careful what you wish for." Edith Nesbit's classic children's fairy tale is the story of five children who while spending a summer at the house in the country discover Psammead, a sand fairy. Psammead, a strange looking creature, has the power to make wishes come true and promises to grant the children one magical wish per day. However, as the kids soon discover, the wishes don't turn out exactly as the kids envision. Each wish leads to unexpected mishaps and adventures in this classic tale of fantasy and adventure.
Edith Nesbit This carefully crafted ebook: “The Greatest Children's Books - E. Nesbit Collection: Fantastical Adventures, Tales of Magical Creatures & Journeys into Enchanting Worlds (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
The Bastable Trilogy
The Story of the Treasure Seekers
The New Treasure Seekers
The Psammead Trilogy
Five Children and It
The Phoenix and the Carpet
The Story of the Amulet
The Mouldiwarp Chronicles
The House of Arden
The Railway Children
The Enchanted Castle
The Magic City
The Wonderful Garden
Short Story Collections
The Book of Dragons:
The Book of Beasts
Uncle James, or The Purple Stranger
The Deliverers of Their Country
The Ice Dragon, or Do as You Are Told
The Island of the Nine Whirlpools
The Dragon Tamers
The Fiery Dragon, or The Heart of Stone and the Heart of Gold
Kind Little Edmund, or The Caves and the Cockatrice
Royal Children of English History:
Alfred the Great
Henry the Third
The First Prince of Wales
Edward the Black Prince
Henry the Fifth and the Baby King
Pussy and Doggy Tales:
Too Clever by Half
The White Persian
A Powerful Friend
A Silly Question
The Selfish Pussy
The Magic World
The Cat-hood of Maurice
The Mixed Mine
The Princess and the Hedge-pig
The White Cat
Belinda and Bellamant
The Related Muff
The Aunt and Amabel
Kenneth and the Carp
The Magician's Heart
Nine Unlikely Tales
The Blue Mountain
The Prince, Two, Mice, and some Kitchen Maids
Fortunatus Rex and Co.
The Sums That Came Right
The Town in the Library, in the Town in the Library
The Plush Usurpe
Oswald Bastable and Others
Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was the author of world famous books
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Due to unfortunate events, the three siblings are left with a French schoolmistress. As they explore the countryside, they find themselves in front of a castle. Navigating through the rose garden maze, they meet a lovely princess who takes them to the castle’s treasures, including a peculiar ring of invisibility.
The three siblings are enjoying a spectacular day playing pretend, until they realize the ring of invisibility is real and turns the princess invisible. Our three heroes embark on an expedition to solve the mystery of the peculiar ring and along the way, come across a shocking twist!
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Edith Nesbit Helen, hermana mayor y único miembro de la familia de Philip, se ha casado, y él debe marcharse a vivir con su nueva hermanastra, Lucy. Al principio todo son problemas. Arrojado a un mundo diferente al de su idílica vida anterior, Philip se siente abandonado por su hermana mientras ella disfruta de su luna de miel. No aguanta a Lucy, a pesar de los esfuerzos de la chica por llevarse bien con él. Además, ha caído en manos de una niñera intransigente, y de aspecto inquietante, que cada vez lo deja más aislado. Durante una ausencia de la niñera, Philip decide desobedecer y entretenerse mediante la construcción de una de esas ciudades mágicas que construía con su añorada Helen. Para ello, como siempre, se servirá de multitud de objetos de la casa: piezas de cubertería, candeleros, tableros, cubos, juegos, libros, placas, tazones, etc. Una noche, mientras se escabulle de los miembros del servicio de la casa, cae en un profundo sueño que le adentra en un mundo extraño. Además se encuentra allí, y no por casualidad, con su hermanastra Lucy. ¿Es realmente un sueño? ¿Qué hace allí la pesada de Lucy? ¿Cómo es que les suenan a ambos algunos edificios de esa curiosa ciudad? Y, ¿por qué los apresan esos guardianes con aspecto de soldaditos de plomo?
Publicado originalmente como serial en <I>The Strand Magazine, se publicó por primera vez como libro en 1910 y fue uno de sus mayores éxitos, tanto que realizó una exposición en el Olimpia de Londres con las ciudades mágicas construidas por ella misma y publicó, en 1913, <I>Wings and the Child (or The Building of the magic cities)</i>, un manual educativo para niños basado en el juego de construir «ciudades mágicas». Está considerado entre los mejores libros de Edith Nesbit por la crítica, por su gran seguidor en las letras norteamericanas, Edward Eager, y por Diana Wynne Jones.
"La autora con la que más me identifico es E. Nesbit. Es fabulosa, hizo geniales y graciosas historias de fantasía. Sus niños son muy reales y fue totalmente innovadora en su tiempo."<B>J.K. Rowling</b>
«Junto a Lewis Carroll, E. Nesbit es la mejor de los fabulistas ingleses que han escrito sobre los niños, tanto para niños como para adultos.»<B>Gore Vidal</b> en <I>The New York Times Review</i>
«Una historia fascinante, llena de niveles y que será igualmente disfrutada por niños y adultos.» <B>Ruth Golding</b>, máxima especialista y biógrafa de E. Nesbit
«En cuanto a mis libros para niños, los empecé en la tradición de E. Nesbit. Sin su «The Aunt and Amabel» no hubiera empezado con las tierras de Narnia.»<B>C.S. Lewis</b>
«¿Qué libros leía cuando era niña? Pocos. Una vez encontré uno de E. Nesbit en una biblioteca y ya no dejé de buscarlos por todas partes...»<B>Diana Wynne Jones</b>, autora de <I>El castillo ambulante</i>
«Siempre era pura diversión.»<B>George Bernard Shaw</b>
Edith Nesbit When their Father is taken away unexpectedly, three children and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. This classic tale by Edith Nesbit has had film and TV adaptations, and is loved by children and adults alike. This beautifully made eBook has been specially formatted for today's e-readers by Andrews UK.
Oldiees Publishing & Edith Nesbit Children’s short stories of the greatest history of England. The stories have variety in style and subject, but are all masterpieces with enduring quality of writing.
In every country there have been certain people whose busy lives have made the world better or wiser. The names of such are heard so often that every child should know a few facts about them. It is hoped the very short stories told here may make boys and girls eager to learn more about these famous people.
Edith Nesbit As well as creating beloved tales now celebrated as children’s classics, E. Nesbit created a diverse body of works, including political and modern novels for adults, highly-accomplished poetry, short stories and non-fiction. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents the complete extant novels of E. Nesbit, with numerous illustrations, rare works, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Nesbit’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* ALL 22 extant novels, with individual contents tables
* Rare novels like Nesbit’s last work ‘The Lark’ appear here for the first time in publishing history
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* The children’s novels are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Explore the original illustrations of the ‘The Railway Children’ and other famous works
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories
* Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read
* Includes Nesbit’s non-fiction treatise on adults learning from children
* Special criticism section, with contemporary reviews and articles evaluating Nesbit’s contribution to literature
* Features Nesbit’s rare memoir on her younger years
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
Please note: no known copies of the obscure novels ‘The Marden Mystery’ and ‘The Secret of the Kyriels’ appear to survive. If these works become available at a later time, they will be added to the collection as a free update.
The Bastable Series
THE STORY OF THE TREASURE SEEKERS
THE NEW TREASURE SEEKERS
The Psammead Series
FIVE CHILDREN AND IT
THE PHOENIX AND THE CARPET
THE STORY OF THE AMULET
The House of Arden Series
THE HOUSE OF ARDEN
Other Children’s Novels
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
THE ENCHANTED CASTLE
THE MAGIC CITY
THE WONDERFUL GARDEN
FIVE OF US AND MADELINE
Novels for Adults
THE PROPHET’S MANTLE
THE RED HOUSE
THE INCOMPLETE AMORIST
SALOME AND THE HEAD
DAPHNE IN FITZROY STREET
THE INCREDIBLE HONEYMOON
Short Story Collections
PUSSY AND DOGGY TALES
ROYAL CHILDREN OF ENGLISH HISTORY
THE CHILDREN’S SHAKESPEARE
THE BOOK OF DRAGONS
THE LITERARY SENSE
OSWALD BASTABLE AND OTHERS
MAN AND MAID
THE MAGIC WORLD
The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
LAYS AND LEGENDS
ALL ROUND THE YEAR
LANDSCAPE AND SONG
LAYS AND LEGENDS: SECOND SERIES
THE RAINBOW AND THE ROSE
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
WINGS AND THE CHILD
LIST OF REVIEWS AND NESBIT RELATED ARTICLES
MY SCHOOL DAYS
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Edith Nesbit With the Arden family castle in ruins and the family treasure lost for generations, Edred Arden is graced with the chance of a lifetime just prior to his tenth birthday. When he inherits the title of Lord he discovers that if he can find the lost family treasure before he turns ten, it will be his. With his sister Elfrida at his side, Edred sets out on a magical time-travelling quest to restore the House of Arden to its former glory. Fans of Edith Nesbit will delight in this wonderful children's story of fantastical adventure.
Edith Nesbit Gerald, James and Kathleen, discover an enchanted castle while exploring during the school holidays. The lake, groves and marble statues, make a fairy-tale setting. In the middle of the maze in the garden they find a sleeping fairy-tale princess. The "princess" tells them that the castle is full of magic, and they believe her. She shows them the treasures of the castle, including a ring she says is a ring of invisibility,The children soon discover that the ring has other magical powers.