7 best short stories by Edith Nesbit

7 best short stories by Edith Nesbit

by Edith NesbitE. Nesbit and August Nemo

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 15/05/2019

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According to her biographer, Julia Briggs, E. 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. This selection chosen by the critic August Nemo contains the following stories: The Ebony Frame John Charrington's Wedding Uncle Abraham's Romance The Mystery Of The Semi-Detached From The Dead Man-Size In Marble The Mass For The Dead

ISBN:
9788577771882
9788577771882
Category:
Horror & ghost stories
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
15-05-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Tacet Books
E. Nesbit

Edith Nesbit was born in 1858. Her father died when she was only three and so her family moved all over England. Poverty was something she had known first hand, both as a child and as a young married woman with small children. Like the Railway Childrens' Mother, she was forced to try and sell her stories and poems to editors.

Her first children's book, The Treasure Seekers, was published in 1899. She also wrote Five Children and It but her most famous story is The Railway Children which was first published in 1905 and it hasn't been out of print since.

Edith Nesbit was a lady ahead of her time - she cut her hair short, which was considered a very bold move in Victorian times, and she was a founding member of a group that worked towards improvements in politics and society called The Fabian Society. She died in 1924.

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