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]

I. The Book of Beasts — II. Uncle James, or The Purple Stranger — III. The Deliverers of Their Country — IV. The Ice Dragon, or Do as You Are Told — V. The Island of the Nine Whirlpools — VI. The Dragon Tamers — VII. The Fiery Dragon, or The Heart of Stone and the Heart of Gold — VIII. Kind Little Edmund, or The Caves and the Cockatrice
I. The Cockatoucan — II. Whereyouwanttogoto — III. The Blue Mountain — IV. The Prince, Two, Mice, and some Kitchen Maids — V. Melisande — VI. Fortunatus Rex and Co. — VII. The Sums That Came Right — VIII. The Town in the Library, in the Town in the Library — IX. The Plush Usurper
  • 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
  • Oswald Bastable and Others (1905) [3]
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


Novels for adults[edit]

Stories and story collections for adults[edit]

  • Something Wrong (horror stories) (1893)
  • Grim Tales (horror stories) (1893)
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
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
  • "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]


Works about Edith Nesbit[edit]

  • E. Nesbit, by Anthea Bell (1968)
  • A Woman of Passion: the Life of E. Nesbit, by Julia Brigggs (1987)


  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. Stories previously published in Strand, 1899. 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. The first four short stories are of the Bastables Series. The rest are unrelated, mainly in the Fairytale / Fantasy genre.
  4. Very rare; few if any copies have survived.
  5. 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.