Author:Edith Nesbit

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Edith Nesbit
(1858–1924)
English author and poet whose children's works were published under the androgynous name of E. Nesbit. Among Nesbit's best-known books are The Story of the Treasure Seekers (1898), The Wouldbegoods (1899) and The Railway Children (1906)
Edith Nesbit

Works[edit]

Novels for children[edit]

Psammead series[edit]

House of Arden Series[edit]

The Bastables Series[edit]

Other children's novels[edit]

Stories and story collections for children[edit]

Alfred the Great — Prince Arthur — Henry the Third — The First Prince of Wales — Edward the Black Prince — Henry the Fifth and the Baby King
PUSSY TALES: Too Clever by Half — The White Persian — A Powerful Friend — A Silly Question — The Selfish Pussy — Meddlesome Pussy — Nine Lives
DOGGY TALES: Tinker — Rats! — The Tables Turned — A Noble Dog — The Dyer's Dog — The Vain Setter
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
The Cockatoucan — Whereyouwanttogoto — The Blue Mountain — The Prince, Two Mice, and Some Kitchen Maids — Melisande — Fortunatus Rex and Co. — The Sums That Came Right — The Town in the Library, in the Town in the Library — The Plush Usurper
  • Melisande (included in Nine Unlikely Tales, 1901) (No scan or source)
  • The Revolt of the Toys and What Comes of Quarrelling (1902) (Illustrated by Ambrose Dudley) (picture book)
  • The Rainbow Queen and Other Stories (1903)
  • Playtime Stories (1903)
  • The Story of Five Rebellious Dolls (1904) (Illustrated by E. Stuart Hardy) (picture book)
  • Cat Tales (by Nesbit and Rosamund E. Nesbit Bland) (1904)
  • Oswald Bastable and Others (1905) (Illustrated by H. R. Millar and C. E. Brock)
OSWALD BASTABLE: An Object of Value and Virtue — The Runaways — The Arsenicators — The Enchanceried House
OTHERS: Molly, the Measles, and the Missing Will — Billy and William — The Twopenny Spell — Showing Off — The Ring and the Lamp — The Charmed Life — Billy the King — The Princess and the Cat — The White Horse — Sir Christopher Cockleshell — Muscadel
The Cat-hood of Maurice — The Mixed Mine — Accidental Magic — The Princess and the Hedge-pig — Septimus Septimusson — The White Cat — Belinda and Bellamant — Justnowland — The Related Muff — The Aunt and Amabel — Kenneth and the Carp — The Magician's Heart

Novels for adults[edit]

Stories and story collections for adults[edit]

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
  • Something Wrong (summer 1893) (horror stories)
Hurst of Hurstoot — The Blue Rose — Not Exceeding £5 — Tim — The Linguist — A Woman's Vengeance — The Judgement — A Grand Piece of Work
The Bristol Bowl — Barring the Way — Grandsire Triples — A Death-Bed Confession — Her Marriage Lines — Acting for the Best — Guilty — Son and Heir — One Way of Love — Coals of Fire
The Unfaithful Lover — Rounding off a Scene — The Obvious — The Lie Absolute — The Girl with the Guitar — The Man with the Boots — The Second Best — The Holiday — The Force of Habit — The Brute — Dick, Tom, and Harry — Miss Eden's Baby — The Lover, the Girl, and the Onlooker — The Duel — Cinderella — With an E — Under the New Moon — The Love of Romance
I. The Haunted Inheritance — II. The Power of Darkness — III. The Stranger who might have been Observed — IV. Rack and Thumbscrew — V. The Millionairess — VI. The Hermit of “The Yews” — VII. The Aunt and the Editor — VIII. Miss Mouse — IX. The Old Wife — X. The House of Silence — XI. The Girl at the Tobacconist’s — XII. While it is Yet Day — XIII. Alcibiades
  • These Little Ones (1909)
  • Fear (1910) (horror stories)
I. The Five Senses — [sequence otherwise, and number, unknown] — In the Dark — The Violet Car —
"In the Dark" PG Australia
  • To the Adventurous (1923)
I. To the Adventurous — [OCLC:39542885all editions provides a list of 19]

Individual short stories[edit]

  • "The White Witch", Short Stories magazine, vol 13, 1893
  • "The G. B.", Windsor Magazine, vol 8, 1898
  • Jock and Saccharissa (By E. Nesbit and Edgar Jepson), The English Illustrated Magazine, vol 20, 1898–99
  • "By a Mere Accident", Windsor Magazine, vol 18, 1903–04
  • "While It Is Yet Day", Windsor Magazine, vol 21, 1904–05 (included in Man and Maid, 1906)
  • "The Kiss", The American Magazine, Apr 1907
  • "The Third Drug", Strand Magazine, February 1908 – reprinted in anthologies under that title and "The Three Drugs"

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Wings and the Child, or, The Building of Magic Cities (1913) Project Gutenberg
  • Long Ago When I Was Young, (1966) originally serialised in Girl's Own Paper 1896–97.

Poetry[edit]

  • "The Time of Roses" (undated) (Victorian era 1890?)
  • Many Voices (1885) *Incomplete* Project Gutenberg
  • Spring Songs and Sketches (1887)
  • "Lays and Legends" (1886) Project Gutenberg
  • "Babes in the Wood" (1896) (story in verse) Univ. of Florida Digital Collections
  • "The Lily and the Cross" (1887)
  • "The Star of Bethlehem" (1887)
  • The Better Part and Other Poems (1888)
  • "Landscape and Song" (1888) Project Gutenberg
  • "The Message of the Dove" 1888 story in verse IA
  • All Round the Year (1888) Project Gutenberg
  • "Leaves of Life" (1888) IA
  • "Corals and Sea Songs" (1889)
  • "Songs of Two Seasons" (1890)
  • The Pilot (1891?) (story in verse) Univ. of Florida Digital Collections (copy inscribed 8 August 1891)
  • "Sweet Lavender" (1892)
  • "Rose Leaves" (1895)
  • A Pomander of Verse (1894) [1]
  • Villegiature (1899)
  • Songs of Love and Empire IA
  • "To Wish You Every Joy" (1901)
  • The Rainbow and the Rose (External scan)
  • "Jesus in London" (1908)
  • Ballads and Lyrics of Socialism (1883–1908) IA
  • Ballads and Verses of the Spiritual Life (1911) IA
  • "Garden Poems" (1912)
  • "Many Voices" (1922) IA

Individual poems

Works about Nesbit[edit]


  1. The Complete History is not the complete history. 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.
  2. Eight stories published 1899 in The Strand Magazine, the first seven as The Seven Dragons. The Book of Dragons was augmented by a ninth story, "The Last of the Dragons", and issued in 1972 as The Complete Book of Dragons, in 1975 as The Last of the Dragons and Some Others. The original title has been used since then, with the original contents augmented variously by "The Last of the Dragons" and material contemporary to the reissue. The title Seven Dragons and Other Stories has also been used for a Nesbit collection.
  3. Very rare; few if any copies have survived.
  4. Very rare; few if any copies have survived.


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1924, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

 

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were first published outside the United States (and not published in the U.S. within 30 days), and they were first published before 1989 without complying with U.S. copyright formalities (renewal and/or copyright notice) and they were in the public domain in their home country on the URAA date (January 1, 1996 for most countries).


The author died in 1924, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.