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]

  • Miss Mischief (1894)
  • Tales of the Clock (1895) aka Tick Tock, Tales of the Clock
  • Pussy and Doggy Tales (1885) (External scan)
  • The Children's Shakespeare (1897) (External scan)
  • Royal Children of English History (1897) Project Gutenberg
  • The Book of Dogs (1898)
  • Pussy and Doggy Tales (1899) (External scan)
  • The Seven Dragons (1899)
  • The Book of Dragons (1901) (stories previously published in Strand, 1899) [2] (No index; PG copy) [Librivox audio]
  • Nine Unlikely Tales (1901) (No index) (External scan)
  • The Revolt of the Toys (1902)
  • The Rainbow Queen and other stories (1903)
  • Playtime Stories (1903)
  • The Story of Five Rebellious Dolls (1904)
  • Cat Tales 1904
  • Pug Peter, King of Mouseland (1905)
  • Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare (1907) (External scan)
  • The Old Nursery Stories (1908)
  • The Magic World (1912) Project Gutenberg
  • To the Adventurous (1923)
  • Melisande (included in Nine Unlikely Tales) (No index or source)

Novels for adults[edit]


Stories and story collections for adults[edit]

  • Something Wrong (horror stories) (1893)
  • Grim Tales (horror stories) (1893) Project Gutenberg
  • The Pilot (1893)
  • The Butler in Bohemia (1894)
  • In Homespun (1896) (No index; PG copy)
  • Tales Told in Twilight (1897)
  • Thirteen Ways Home (1901)
  • Edith Nesbit's Tales of Terror (1902)
  • In the Dark: Tales of Terror (1902) [PG Australia]
  • The Literary Sense (1903) (External scan)
  • "The Third Drug", (1908) Strand Magazine, February 1908 – reprinted in anthologies under that title and "The Three Drugs"
  • These Little Ones (1909)
  • Fear (horror stories) (1910)
  • To the Adventurous (1923)


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]


  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. The Book of Dragons was augmented by one more 1899 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)


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.