As well as creating beloved tales now celebrated as
children’s classics, E. Nesbit created a diverse body of works, including political
and modern novels for adults, highly-accomplished poetry, short stories and
non-fiction. For the first time in
publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents the complete extant
novels of E. Nesbit, with numerous illustrations, rare works, informative
introductions and the usual Delphi bonus
material. (Version 1)
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Nesbit's
life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* ALL 22 extant novels, with individual contents tables
* Rare novels like Nesbit's last work 'The Lark' appear here
for the first time in publishing history
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your
eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* The children’s novels are fully illustrated with their
* Explore the original illustrations of the ‘The Railway
Children’ and other famous works
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for
the poetry and the short stories
* Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read
* Includes Nesbit’s non-fiction treatise on adults learning
* Special criticism section, with contemporary reviews and
articles evaluating Nesbit’s contribution to literature
* Features Nesbit's rare memoir on her younger years
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and
Please note: no known copies of the obscure novels ‘The
Marden Mystery’ and ‘The Secret of the Kyriels’ appear to survive. If these works become available at a later
time, they will be added to the collection as a free update.
Please visit www.delphiclassics.com
to browse through our range of exciting titles
The Bastable Series
THE STORY OF THE TREASURE SEEKERS
THE NEW TREASURE SEEKERS
The Psammead Series
FIVE CHILDREN AND IT
AND THE CARPET
THE STORY OF THE AMULET
The House of Arden
THE HOUSE OF ARDEN
Other Children’s Novels
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
THE ENCHANTED CASTLE
THE WONDERFUL GARDEN
FIVE OF US AND MADELINE
Novels for Adults
THE PROPHET’S MANTLE
THE RED HOUSE
THE INCOMPLETE AMORIST
SALOME AND THE HEAD
THE INCREDIBLE HONEYMOON
Short Story Collections
PUSSY AND DOGGY TALES
ROYAL CHILDREN OF ENGLISH HISTORY
THE CHILDREN’S SHAKESPEARE
THE BOOK OF DRAGONS
THE LITERARY SENSE
OSWALD BASTABLE AND OTHERS
MAN AND MAID
THE MAGIC WORLD
The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
LAYS AND LEGENDS
ALL ROUND THE YEAR
LANDSCAPE AND SONG
LAYS AND LEGENDS: SECOND SERIES
THE RAINBOW AND THE ROSE
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
WINGS AND THE CHILD
LIST OF REVIEWS AND NESBIT RELATED ARTICLES
MY SCHOOL DAYS
Please visit www.delphiclassics.com
to browse through our range of exciting titles
A timeless classic with an introduction by Quentin Blake, award-winning illustrator and first-ever Children's Laureate (1999–2001).
Andrew Lang’s romantic swashbuckler, “The Story of Sigurd,” features magic rings, an enchanted sword, and a brave hero loved by two beautiful women— and cursed by a ferocious dragon. Tolkien read E. A. Wyke-Smith’s “The Marvelous Land of Snergs” to his children, delighting in these charming tales of a pixieish people “only slightly taller than the average table.” Also appearing in this collection is a never-before-published gem by David Lindsay, author of Voyage to Arcturus, a novel which Tolkien praised highly both as a thriller and as a work of philosophy, religion, and morals.
In stories packed with magical journeys, conflicted heroes, and terrible beasts, this extraordinary volume is one that no fan of fantasy or Tolkien should be without. These tales just might inspire a new generation of creative writers.
There were three of them. Roberta was the eldest. Of course, Mothers never have favourites, but if their Mother HAD had a favourite, it might have been Roberta. Next came Peter, who wished to be an Engineer when he grew up; and the youngest was Phyllis, who meant extremely well.
There are some things I must tell before I begin to tell about the treasure-seeking, because I have read books myself, and I know how beastly it is when a story begins, "'Alas!" said Hildegarde with a deep sigh, "we must look our last on this ancestral home"'—and then some one else says something—and you don't know for pages and pages where the home is, or who Hildegarde is, or anything about it. Our ancestral home is in the Lewisham Road. It is semi-detached and has a garden, not a large one. We are the Bastables. There are six of us besides Father. Our Mother is dead, and if you think we don't care because I don't tell you much about her you only show that you do not understand people at all.
However, they soon come to love the railway that runs near their cottage, and they make a habit of waving every day to the Old Gentleman who rides on it. They befriends the porter, Perks, and through him learn railway lore and much else. They have many adventures, and when they save a train from disaster, they are helped by the Old Gentleman to solve the mystery of Father's disappearance, and the family is happily reunited.
In this much-loved children's classic first published in 1906, the comfortable lives of three well-mannered siblings are greatly altered when, one evening, two men arrive at the house and take their father away. With the family's fortunes considerably reduced in his absence, the children and their mother are forced to live in a simple country cottage near a railway station. There the young trio — Roberta, Peter, and young Phyllis — befriend the porter and station master.
The youngsters' days are filled with adventure and excitement, including their successful attempt to avert a horrible train disaster; but the mysterious disappearance of their father continues to haunt them.
The solution to that painful puzzle and many other details and events of the children's lives come to vivid life in this perennial favorite, a story that has captivated generations of readers and, more recently, delighted television and movie audiences. In this inexpensive, unabridged edition, it will charm a whole new audience of young readers with its warmth and appeal.
Edith Nesbit was inspired by her own five children to write this enchanting novel, and its warm and funny portrayal of a magical childhood has ensured its presence in print ever since.
This beautifully illustrated Macmillan Collector’s Library edition of Five Children and It features the drawings of H. R. Millar, and an afterword by writer, critic and broadcaster Nicolette Jones.
Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector’s Library are books to love and treasure.
'She's the children's writer with whom I most identify. [Nesbit] said, "By some lucky chance, I remember exactly how I felt and thought at 11." That struck a chord with me. The Story of the Treasure Seekers was a breakthrough children's book. Oswald is such a very real narrator, at a time when most people were writing morality plays for children' J. K. Rowling
'I loved the direct first-person narrative in the clear, forthright tones of Oswald Bastable' Jacqueline Wilson
'Endlessly surprising and inventive. But she is more than that ... She is also simply the funniest writer we have ever had, while being the one who could most easily and sweetly break your heart with a phrase. Just try saying "Daddy oh my Daddy" without catching your breath. She made the magic worlds feel as near as the Lewisham Road and she bathed the Lewisham Road in magic' Frank Cottrell-Boyce
A collection that will be coveted by children and adults alike, this list is the best in children's literature, curated by Virago. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), L. M. Montgomery (The Anne of Green Gables series) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics.
The Railway Children, a much-loved children's classic, was first published in 1906 and has never been out of print.