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Nesbit, E. (Edith) 1858-1924

Works: 1,188 works in 5,203 publications in 19 languages and 76,825 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  History  Fairy tales  Drama  Biography  Folklore  Short stories  Film adaptations 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Compiler, Creator, Originator
Classifications: PZ7.B61, FIC
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Most widely held works by E Nesbit
The railway children by E Nesbit( Book )

536 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 8,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their father is sent away to prison, three London children move to the country where they keep busy preventing accidents on the nearby railway, making many new friends, and generally learning a good deal about themselves
Five children and it by E Nesbit( Book )

332 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 6,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When four brothers and sisters discover a Psammead, or sand-fairy, in the gravel pit near the country house where they are staying, they have no way of knowing all the adventures its wish-granting will bring them
The phoenix and the carpet by E Nesbit( )

190 editions published between 1903 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 4,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five children find a magic carpet and a phoenix, an honorable bird, who takes them on journeys through time and space which never turn out as planned
The story of the amulet by E Nesbit( )

160 editions published between 1905 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 3,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Half of the sand-fairy's magic amulet transports four London children back to the worlds of ancient Egypt, Rome, Babylon, and Atlantis
The enchanted castle by E Nesbit( Book )

167 editions published between 1906 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amazing adventures of some English children following the discovery of a magic ring
The story of the treasure seekers : being the adventures of the Bastable children in search of a fortune by E Nesbit( )

87 editions published between 1899 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their father's business fails, the six Bastable children decide to restore the family fortunes. But although they think of many ingenious ways to do so, their well meant efforts are either more fun than profitable, or lead to trouble
The wouldbegoods by E Nesbit( )

68 editions published between 1899 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being sent to the country "to learn to be good", the Bastable children and their two friends form the Society of the Wouldbegoods, but continue to become involved in adventures
Beautiful stories from Shakespeare by E Nesbit( )

47 editions published between 1907 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 2,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of Shakespeare have been justly termed "the richest, the purest, the fairest, that genius uninspired ever penned." Shakespeare instructed by delighting. His plays alone (leaving mere science out of the question), contain more actual wisdom than the whole body of English learning. He is the teacher of all good--pity, generosity, true courage, love. His bright wit is cut out "into little stars." His solid masses of knowledge are meted out in morsels and proverbs, and thus distributed, there is scarcely a corner of the English-speaking world today which he does not illuminate, or a cottage which he does not enrich. His bounty is like the sea, which, though often unacknowledged, is everywhere felt. As his friend, Ben Jonson, wrote of him, "He was not of an age but for all time." He ever kept the highroad of human life whereon all travel. He did not pick out by-paths of feeling and sentiment. In his creations we have no moral highwaymen, sentimental thieves, interesting villains, and amiable, elegant adventuresses--no delicate entanglements of situation, in which the grossest images are presented to the mind disguised under the superficial attraction of style and sentiment. He flattered no bad passion, disguised no vice in the garb of virtue, trifled with no just and generous principle. While causing us to laugh at folly, and shudder at crime, he still preserves our love for our fellow-beings, and our reverence for ourselves
Many Voices by E Nesbit( )

18 editions published between 1885 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prolific British children's author E. (Edith) Nesbit penned several series of beloved action-adventure and fantasy tales for the younger set. In this collection, she shifts gears and brings together a collection of poetry. The poems in Many Voices are engaging enough to maintain the interest of younger audiences, but sophisticated enough to please parents, teachers, and other adult readers
The best of Shakespeare by E Nesbit( )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simplified prose retellings of Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, The Tempest, King Lear, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and The Winter's Tale. At the heart of any great work of literature is a story. William Shakespeare's plays are no exception. His plays tell stories of kings and queens, of ghosts and witches, of romance and passion. But to get to the story at the heart of the plays, the reader must first work through Shakespeare's language, a task often too great for younger readers (and for many adults). Now, in this new edition, E. Nesbit, the classic British children's author, brings ten of Shakespeare's greatest plays to life. She shakes off the burdensome complexity of Shakespeare's language and tells the stories at the core of the plays. Sprinkled with her own dashes of wit and humor, her graceful, vivid retellings, using accessible language, are the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's work. Nesbit's stories are also the perfect way for adults to brush up on the ins and outs of Shakespeare's plays. Who can remember the names of King Lear's three daughters? Was Romeo a Montagu or a Capulet? What, exactly, was Hamlet's problem?
The book of dragons by E Nesbit( Book )

64 editions published between 1899 and 2017 in English and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who doesn't love dragons? Whether they're breathing fire or thrashing their tails, frightful or friendly, gigantic or tiny, their adventures are always filled with magic and surprises--and sometimes even humor. In this exciting collection, E. Nesbit unleashes a flock of these mysterious, wild, and unpredictable creatures. Here you will meet a dragon who flies out of an enchanted book and swallows an entire soccer team; two children who try to wake St. George while dragons of all shapes and sizes descend on England; and wicked Prince Tiresome, who trades half his kingdom with a pigkeeper to catch a raging dragon. Five more stories will take you to worlds overflowing with daring adventure, cunning trickery, and madcap mayhem
The railway children by E Nesbit( Recording )

122 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their father is called away, three children move to the country, where they stay busy saving the train from accidents, befriending a nice Old Gentleman, and trying not to quarrel
Melisande by E Nesbit( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in 8 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cursed by an evil fairy at her christening, Princess Melisande grows up bald but finds herself facing another set of problems when her wish for golden hair is fulfilled
Jack and the beanstalk by E Nesbit( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After climbing to the top of a huge beanstalk, a boy uses his quick wits to outsmart a giant and gain a fortune for himself and his mother
The story of the treasure seekers : being the adventures of the Bastable children in search of a fortune by E Nesbit( Book )

107 editions published between 1899 and 2017 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The six Bastable children try to restore their family's fortune using a variety of schemes taken from books, including finding buried treasure, rescuing someone from bandits, and starting a newspaper
The magic city by E Nesbit( Book )

51 editions published between 1910 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extremely unhappy 10-year-old magically escapes into a city he has built out of books, chessmen, candlesticks and other household items
The book of beasts by E Nesbit( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As young King Lionel turns the pages of his magical book, a hungry red dragon and other creatures in the illustrations come to life
The magic world by E Nesbit( Book )

45 editions published between 1912 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve stories with magic occurences
The children's Shakespeare by E Nesbit( Book )

29 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptations for children of some of the plays
The complete book of dragons by E Nesbit( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and Polish and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nine tales in which children outwit an assortment of dragons
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Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.05 for Many Voice ... to 0.82 for Edith Nesb ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The best of Shakespeare
Five children and itThe phoenix and the carpetThe story of the amuletThe enchanted castleThe story of the treasure seekers : being the adventures of the Bastable children in search of a fortuneThe wouldbegoodsBeautiful stories from ShakespeareThe best of Shakespeare
Alternative Names

controlled identityBland, Fabian, 1858-1924

Bland, E.

Bland, Edit, 1858-1924

Bland, Edith

Bland , Edith <1858-1924>

Bland, Edith Nesbit.

Bland Edith Nesbit 1858-1924

Bland, Fabian

Bland, Hubert Mrs

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Bland, Mrs.Edith (Nesbit)

E. Nesbit

Edith Bland

Edith Nesbit

Edith Nesbit angielska pisarka i poetka

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Edith Nesbit Brits schrijfster (1858-1924)

Edith Nesbit brittisk författare

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Nesbit Bland, Edith

Nesbit Bland, Edith 1858-1924

Nesbit, E.

Nesbit, E. 1858-1924

Nesbit, E. (Edith)

Nesbit , Edith

Nesbit, Edith 1858-1924

Nesbita, Edīte, 1858-1924

Nisbit, A. 1858-1924

Nīsbit, Idīt 1858-1924

Tucker, Edith Nesbit Bland, 1858-1924

Едит Несбит

Едіт Несбіт

Несбит, Эдит

Несбит, Эдит, 1858-1924

אדית נסביט סופרת בריטית

בלנד, אדית

إديث نيسبت، 1858-1924

ادیت نسبیت نویسنده بریتانیایی

نسبت، إدث، 1858-1924

ედით ნესბიტი ინგლისელი მწერალი და პოეტი

네스비, 이디스 1858-1924

네스빗, 에디스 1858-1924

네스빗, 이디스 1858-1924

네즈빗, E. 1858-1924

네즈빗, 에디스 1858-1924

에디스 네즈빗 1858-1924



ネズビット, E.

ネズビット, イーディス