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E. Nesbit (1858–1924)

Autor(a) de The Railway Children

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About the Author

E. Nesbit (1858-1924) wrote her first highly successful work for children, The Story of the Treasure Seekers, in 1899. Her many books for young readers, including The Magic City, Wet Magic, The Railway Children, Five Children and It, and The Enchanted Castle, gained her a popularity that has lasted mostrar mais for more than a century Peter Glassman is the owner of Books of Wonder, the New York City bookstore and publisher specializing in both new and old imaginative books for children mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por E. Nesbit

The Railway Children (1905) 5,680 exemplares
Five Children and It (1902) 4,508 exemplares
The Enchanted Castle (1907) 2,362 exemplares
The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904) 1,856 exemplares
The Story of the Treasure Seekers (1899) 1,727 exemplares
The Story of the Amulet (1906) 1,264 exemplares
The Book of Dragons (1900) 1,152 exemplares
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare for Children (1900) — Adaptor — 1,125 exemplares
The Magic City (1910) 484 exemplares
The Magic World (1912) 457 exemplares
The House of Arden (1908) 451 exemplares
The New Treasure Seekers (1904) 324 exemplares
Wet Magic (1913) 273 exemplares
Melisande (1989) 264 exemplares
The Book of Beasts (1900) 179 exemplares
Jack and the Beanstalk (2006) 151 exemplares
Harding's Luck (1909) 148 exemplares
The Deliverers of Their Country (1899) 112 exemplares
The Lark (1922) 111 exemplares
Long Ago When I Was Young (1966) 73 exemplares
Lionel and the Book of Beasts (2006) 63 exemplares
Oswald Bastable and Others (1905) 61 exemplares
The Wonderful Garden (1921) 57 exemplares
In The Dark (1988) 55 exemplares
Fairy Stories (1977) 45 exemplares
Shakespeare Retold (2016) 43 exemplares
The Cockatoucan (1967) 42 exemplares
The Town in the Library (1534) 42 exemplares
The Incomplete Amorist (1906) 38 exemplares
Horror Stories (Penguin Worlds) (2016) 38 exemplares
Grim Tales (1893) 34 exemplares
The Rainbow and the Rose (1905) 32 exemplares
Magician's Heart (Piccolo Books) (1971) 30 exemplares
Nine Unlikely Tales (1923) 28 exemplares
Royal Children of English History (1896) 26 exemplares
Ice Dragon (1633) 26 exemplares
The Red House (1902) 25 exemplares
The Conscience Pudding (1970) 21 exemplares
Tales of Terror (1983) 20 exemplares
Five of us, and Madeline (1899) 20 exemplares
A School Bewitched (1986) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
The Story of the Railway Children (1970) — Original story — 16 exemplares
The Incredible Honeymoon (2010) 15 exemplares
Many Voices (2007) 14 exemplares
The Second Macabre Megapack (2013) 14 exemplares
In Homespun (1896) 13 exemplares
Beauty and the Beast (1988) 12 exemplares
Pussy and Doggy Tales (2010) 12 exemplares
John Charrington's Wedding (2010) 10 exemplares
The Ebony Frame (2009) 9 exemplares
My School Days (2006) 9 exemplares
Dragon Tales (Junior Classics) (2009) 9 exemplares
The Dragon Tamers (1899) 8 exemplares
All Round the Year (1888) 8 exemplares
The Literary Sense (1750) 8 exemplares
Man and Maid (1906) 8 exemplares
Shakespeare Made Easy (2010) 7 exemplares
Daphne in Fitzroy Street (2010) 5 exemplares
The old nursery stories (1975) 5 exemplares
The Last of the Dragons (2013) 4 exemplares
Belinda and Bellament (1982) 4 exemplares
The Fiery Dragon (1978) 4 exemplares
The Garden of Truth (2005) 4 exemplares
Ghost Stories (2013) 4 exemplares
Landscape and Song (2007) 3 exemplares
The Golden Apple and Other Stories — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
EVENTIDE SONGS AND SKETCHES (1890) 3 exemplares
Relatos sombríos (1900) 3 exemplares
Shakespeare para niños (2007) 3 exemplares
Miss Mischief (1890) 3 exemplares
Tündérmesék (1983) 2 exemplares
Iz mrtvih (2008) 2 exemplares
The Shadow 2 exemplares
Terror sin límites (2017) 2 exemplares
The Haunted House 2 exemplares
Lays and Legends (2013) 2 exemplares
February, A Month In Verse (2011) 2 exemplares
Five Children and It annotated (2020) 2 exemplares
Number 17 2 exemplares
The Aunt and Amabel (2012) 2 exemplares
The Railway children 2 exemplares
The railway children. Level 2 (2016) 2 exemplares
The Complete Psammead Trilogy (2017) 2 exemplares
Lays and legends, second series (2019) 2 exemplares
Star Of Bethlehem 1 exemplar
The Ghost Stories (2012) 1 exemplar
A sombra 1 exemplar
Imeline aed : [jutustus] (2001) 1 exemplar
Magic World (1988) 1 exemplar
The Five Children 1 exemplar
The Prophet's Mantle (2017) 1 exemplar
These Little Ones (2010) 1 exemplar
In the spring time 1 exemplar
Accidental Magic 1 exemplar
Dormant: A Gothic Romance (2017) 1 exemplar
Doggy Tales (2017) 1 exemplar
By Land and Sea 1 exemplar
Hurst of Hurstcote 1 exemplar
Pilot, The 1 exemplar
The magical book (2007) 1 exemplar
Autumn Songs and Sketches (1886) 1 exemplar
E. Nesbit: 14 Novels (2015) 1 exemplar
Books 1 exemplar
Rose Royal 1 exemplar
Something Wrong 1 exemplar
Spring Songs And Sketches (1880) 1 exemplar
The Lily and the Cross (2011) 1 exemplar
The Pavilion 1 exemplar
Atlantis 1 exemplar
A SOMBRA 1 exemplar
Buyulu Dunya 1 exemplar
Sweet Lavender 1 exemplar
Księga smoków (2006) 1 exemplar
THE MAGICAL BOOK 1 exemplar
Il ‰gioco (2017) 1 exemplar

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Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman (2013) — Contribuidor — 1,180 exemplares
The Dark Descent (1987) — Contribuidor — 707 exemplares
The Haunted Looking Glass: Ghost Stories Chosen by Edward Gorey (1959) — Contribuidor — 662 exemplares
Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy (2003) — Contribuidor — 598 exemplares
The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (1986) — Contribuidor — 537 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (1992) — Contribuidor — 529 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (1976) — Contribuidor — 504 exemplares
The Victorian Fairytale Book (1988) — Contribuidor — 451 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993) — Contribuidor — 359 exemplares
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 329 exemplares
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Contribuidor — 321 exemplares
Fantasy Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 317 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women (2001) — Contribuidor — 283 exemplares
In the Nursery (My Book House) (1932) — Contribuidor, algumas edições279 exemplares
Poems Bewitched and Haunted (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) (2005) — Contribuidor — 186 exemplares
The World's Greatest Ghost Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 170 exemplares
Victorian Tales of Mystery and Detection: An Oxford Anthology (1991) — Contribuidor — 169 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 165 exemplares
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Contribuidor — 156 exemplares
Vampire Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 140 exemplares
The Supernatural Omnibus (1931) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories (2006) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent (1909) — Contribuidor, algumas edições128 exemplares
Victorian Fairy Tales: The Revolt of the Fairies and Elves (1987) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Chilling Ghost Short Stories (2015) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
Strange Tales From the Strand (1991) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Dragons (2021) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Poems Between Women (1997) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Princess Tales (1971) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Damnable Tales: A Folk Horror Anthology (2021) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
A Book of Princesses (1963) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
Weird Woods: Tales from the Haunted Forests of Britain (2020) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Evil Roots: Killer Tales of the Botanical Gothic (2019) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Victorian Fairy Tales (2014) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Murder Mayhem Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2016) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
65 Great Spine Chillers (1988) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Halloween (2011) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Spirits of the Season: Christmas Hauntings (2018) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Supernatural Horror Short Stories (2017) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Haunted House Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Random House Book of Fantasy Stories (1963) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Queens of the Abyss: Lost Stories from the Women of the Weird (2020) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Fairy Tales (1997) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Over the Rainbow Tales of Fantasy and Imagination (1983) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Giant Book of Ghost Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
The Second Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1966) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Animal Friends and Adventures (1949) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Supernatural Reader (1953) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Great Classic Stories: 22 Unabridged Classics (2006) — Contribuidor, algumas edições51 exemplares
Great Ghost Stories: Tales Of Mystery And Madness (2004) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Great Ghost Stories (Books of Wonder) (1998) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2 (1656) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Dreaming Sex: Early Tales of Scientific Imagination by Women (2011) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Into the London Fog: Eerie Tales from the Weird City (2020) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Ghosts for Christmas (1988) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
The Young Oxford Book of Nasty Endings (1997) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Women of the Weird: Eerie Stories by the Gentle Sex (1976) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Promethean Horrors: Classic Stories of Mad Science (2019) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Tales from the Dead of Night: Thirteen Classic Ghost Stories (2013) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Great Tales of Terror (2002) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Young Oxford Book of Ghost Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
The Screaming Skull and Other Classic Horror Stories (2010) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Anthology of Fear 20 Haunting Stories for Winter Nights (1988) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Medusa's Daughters (2020) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Railway Children [2000 TV movie] (2004) — Original book — 29 exemplares
Epic Fantasy Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
More Deadly than the Male: Masterpieces from the Queens of Horror (2019) — Designer da capa — 28 exemplares
A Book of Princes (1964) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Classic Ghost Stories: Spooky Tales to Read at Christmas (2017) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
The Best of Both Worlds: An Anthology of Stories for All Ages (1968) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Great Ghost Stories: 34 Classic Tales of the Supernatural (2002) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Footsteps in the Dark: Short Stories (2020) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Five Children and It [2004 film] (2004) — Original book — 24 exemplares
The Wizard's Den: Spellbinding Stories of Magic & Magicians (2001) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Nineteenth-Century Women Poets: An Oxford Anthology (1996) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
A Treasury of Victorian ghost stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The Railway Children [1970 film] (2010) — Original story — 22 exemplares
The Treasure Seekers [1996 TV movie] (1996) — Original story — 22 exemplares
Cuentos de amor victorianos (2004) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Dragons, Dragons, Dragons (1972) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Unforgettable Ghost Stories by Women Writers (2008) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Nightfrights (1972) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Horror by Lamplight (1993) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The Second Armada Ghost Book (1968) — Contribuidor, algumas edições16 exemplares
British Weird (2020) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Lost Souls Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Book of Wizards: Stories of Enchantment From Near and Far (2004) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Homefront Horrors: Frights Away from the Front Lines, 1914-1918 (2016) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Dreams and Wonders: Stories from the Dawn of Modern Fantasy (2010) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Favourite Wonder Book (1938) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Fifteenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1979) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Doubles, Dummies and Dolls: 21 Terror Tales of Replication (1995) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The Ash-Tree Press Annual Macabre 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Avenging Angels: Ghost Stories by Victorian Women Writers (2018) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
A Vintage Christmas (Vintage Minis) (2018) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Decadent Short Story: An Annotated Anthology (2014) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Classic Tales of Ghosts and Vampires (2004) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Blinded Soldiers and Sailors Gift Book (1915) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, January 1974 (1974) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The New Windmill Book of Stories from Different Genres (1998) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Venomous Tales of Villainy and Vengeance: An Anthology (1984) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
More Ghosts, Ghosts, Ghosts (1981) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The great weird stories (1977) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Spooky Tales: Spine-Chilling Stories of Ghosts and Ghouls (1984) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The dream garden : a children's annual (1905) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Classic Tales of Ghosts and Vampires: Volume 2 (Unabridged) (2008) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Murder Mixture: An Anthology of Crime Stories — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Nesbit, E.
Nome legal
Nesbit, Edith
Outros nomes
Bland, Edith (married name)
Bland, Fabian (pseudonym)
Tucker, Edith (married name)
Data de nascimento
1858-08-15
Data de falecimento
1924-05-04
Localização do túmulo
St. Mary in the Marsh churchyard, Kent, England
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Kennington, Surrey, England, UK
Local de falecimento
New Romney, Kent, England, UK
Locais de residência
Well Hall, Eltham, London, England, UK (1899-1921)
London, England, UK
New Romney, Kent, England, UK
France
Germany
Spain (mostrar todos 11)
Halstead, Kent, England, UK
Lewisham, London, England, UK
Lee, London, England, UK
Grove Park, London, England, UK
St Mary's Bay, Dymchurch, Kent, UK
Educação
French convent
Ocupações
novelist
poet
short story writer
children's book author
Playwright
Organizações
Fabian Society (co-founder)

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Edith Nesbit was born in London, England. She was educated at home and also attended a boarding school in France. In 1880, at age 19, she married Hubert Bland, a journalist and economist, with whom she had five children. The couple were both socialists and became co-founders of the Fabian Society in 1884. They published a couple of works together as Fabian Bland. After Bland's death, Edith remarried in 1917 to Thomas Terry Tucker, a marine engineer. Under the name E. Nesbit, she wrote and collaborated on more than 60 books of children's literature, including novels, collections of short stories, plays, poetry, and picture books. Among her best-known books are The Railway Children (1906), which has been adaptated into films several times; The Story of the Treasure Seekers (1898); and The Wouldbegoods (1899).

Membros

Discussions

THE DEEP ONES: "Man-Size in Marble" by E. Nesbit em The Weird Tradition (Julho 2022)
153. The Railway Children by E. Nesbit em Backlisted Book Club (Março 2022)

Críticas

preschool-2nd grade
 
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swopester | 10 outras críticas | Dec 4, 2023 |
I could hardly tell that this was written 120 years ago! A cute story with a lot of funny moments - I definitely understand why it's a classic. This would be a fun one to read aloud.
 
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RachelRachelRachel | 68 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |
A wonderful collection of surprisingly modern stories for children and adults about dragons, full of humor and unexpected turns of events. It's to believe all but the last of these were published in one year, and that year was 1899. There's little in common between the dragons in each story, though they are almost always more a pest than something scary. In one story, there is a plague of dragons, ranging from tiny insect-side lizards to the large classic fire-breathing behemoths. Several have iron scales, predating Swanwick's iron dragons by a century.

Two lines made me laugh out loud and show the humor that permeates these tales. In "The Dragon Tamers", a blacksmith and his family live in a long-abandoned castle with a dungeon and a crumbling stairway leading deeper. "Even the lords of the castle in the good old times had never know where those steps led to, but every now and then they would kick a prisoner down the steps in their light-hearted, hopeful way, and, sure enough, the prisoner never came back".

The other quote kicks of the last and weakest story, The Last of the Dragons". "Of course you know that dragons were once as common as motorized omnibuses are now, and almost as dangerous."

Highly recommended, especially if you're a fan of authors such as Diana Wynne Jones.
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ChrisRiesbeck | 4 outras críticas | Nov 4, 2023 |
A fun and clever series of adventures for grade school kids, but it’s important to take them in the context of when they were published.

Five siblings (actually 4, because the fifth is too young to speak intelligibly) find a sand fairy, AKA a wish granter, and they harass it into giving the children one wish a day. Needless to say, these are children, and their half thought out wishes get them in trouble more often than not. It leads to that often used moral, "be careful what you wish for…"

But the children in this story step up to the challenge of fixing things after their wishes have gone wrong and, eventually, they learn from it.

Keep in mind, though, that this story were written in 1902. Written by Edith Nesbit, I'm happy to point out that even back then, a story could be written to pass the Bechdel test (my apparent reviewer theme for 2023), but it does not depict Indians well. They are literally described in the story as redskins, and the children dress up like redskins to the point where they paint their faces red. But this was 1902, and considering this, maybe you can give the lack of cultural sensitivity a pass. There are gypsies and carnival barkers too, and while the narrative alludes to these people as being dirty and poor schemers and connivers in a general sense, the Gypsies and carnival barkers in general don’t come across as inherently bad people. Nor do the Natives, for that matter.

There are also a few moments of the boys downplaying the importance of women or girls, but at least the girls don’t play into those stereotypes too heavily. So, in context, this was a fun read. If these kinds of sensitivities are bothersome, the reader can always skip over those chapters if they want, because each chapter is a new day and a new wish.
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CaseyAdamsStark | Sep 6, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
263
Also by
140
Membros
26,639
Popularidade
#782
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
403
ISBN
1,982
Línguas
25
Marcado como favorito
84

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