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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.

Contents

Novels for children

Bastable series

(Some more stories about the Bastables are included in the 1905 story collection Oswald Bastable and Others. The Bastables also appear in the 1902 adult novel The Red House.)

Psammead series

House of Arden series

Other children's novels

Novels for adults

  • 1885 The Prophet's Mantle
  • 1896 The Marden Mystery (very rare; few if any copies survive)
  • 1899 The Secret of the Kyriels
  • 1902 The Red House
  • 1906 Man and Maid
  • 1906 The Incomplete Amorist
  • 1909 The House With No Address aka Salome and the Head
  • 1909 Daphne in Fitzroy Street
  • 1911 Dormant aka Rose Royal
  • 1921 The Incredible Honeymoon
  • 1922 The Lark

Stories and story collections for children

  • 1894 Miss Mischief
  • 1895 Tick Tock, Tales of the Clock
  • 1895 Pussy Tales
  • 1895 Doggy Tales
  • 1897 The Children's Shakespeare
  • 1897 Royal Children of English History
  • 1898 The Book of Dogs
  • 1899 Pussy and Doggy Tales
  • 1900 The Book of Dragons
  • 1901 Nine Unlikely Tales
  • 1902 The Revolt of the Toys
  • 1903 The Rainbow Queen and Other Stories
  • 1903 Playtime Stories
  • 1904 The Story of Five Rebellious Dolls
  • 1904 Cat Tales
  • 1905 Oswald Bastable And Others
  • 1905 Pug Peter, King of Mouseland
  • 1907 Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare (reprint of The Children's Shakespeare)
  • 1908 The Old Nursery Stories
  • 1912 The Magic World
  • 1982 Melisande (story reprinted from Strand Magazine (1900))
  • 1987 The Cockatoucan (story reprinted from Strand Magazine (1900))

Stories and story collections for adults

  • 1893 Something Wrong (horror stories)
  • 1893 Grim Tales (horror stories)
  • 1893 The Pilot
  • 1894 The Butler in Bohemia
  • 1896 In Homespun
  • 1897 Tales Told in Twilight (horror stories)
  • 1901 Thirteen Ways Home
  • 1903 The Literary Sense
  • 1909 These Little Ones
  • 1910 Fear (horror stories)
  • 1923 To the Adventurous
  • 1983 E. Nesbit's Tales of Terror (reprint of selected horror stories)
  • 1989 In the Dark: Tales of Terror (expansion of E. Nesbit's Tales of Terror)
  • 2005 The Three Mothers (reprint; story originally in Strand Magazine (1908) and These Little Ones)
  • 2006 The Power of Darkness: Tales of Terror (expansion of In the Dark: Tales of Terror)

Non-Fiction

  • 1913 Wings and the Child, or, The Building of Magic Cities

Poetry

  • 1886 "Lays and Legends"
  • 1887 "The Lily and the Cross" :
  • 1887 "The Star of Bethlehem"
  • 1888 "The Better Part, and other poems"
  • 1888 "Landscape and Song"
  • 1888 "The Message of the Dove"
  • 1888 "All Round the Year"
  • 1888 "Leaves of Life"
  • 1889 "Corals and Sea Songs"
  • 1890 "Songs of Two Seasons"
  • 1892 "Sweet Lavender"
  • 1892 "Lays and Legends: Second Edition"
  • 1895 "Rose Leaves"
  • 1895 "A Pomander of Verse"
  • 1898 "Songs of Love and Empire"
  • 1901 "To Wish You Every Joy"
  • 1905 "The Rainbow and the Rose"
  • 1908 "Jesus in London"
  • 1883-1908 "Ballads and Lyrics of Socialism"
  • 1911 "Ballads and Verses of the Spiritual Life"
  • 1912 "Garden Poems"
  • 1922 "Many Voices"

Anthologies




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