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The Story Of The Treasure Seekers: Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune

The Story Of The Treasure Seekers: Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune

Written by Edith Nesbit

Narrated by Cathy Dobson


The Story Of The Treasure Seekers: Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune

Written by Edith Nesbit

Narrated by Cathy Dobson

ratings:
4.5/5 (2 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
Released:
Nov 17, 2011
ISBN:
9781467668415
Format:
Audiobook

Description

First published in 1899, The Story of the Treasure Seekers tells the tale of the Bastable children, Dora, Oswald, Dickie, Noel, Alice, and H.O. (short for Horace Octavius) and their attempts to restore the fallen fortunes of their family. They devise a series of plans to find or make money, varying from digging for treasure to being bandits, from going into business to rescuing rich elderly gentlemen from deadly peril.

Their schemes have varying degrees of success, but the real treasure turns out to come from a very different source than they imagined. Edith Nesbit's story has delighted generations of children and their parents - and will continue to entertain future generations to come.
Released:
Nov 17, 2011
ISBN:
9781467668415
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was an English writer of children’s literature. Born in Kennington, Nesbit was raised by her mother following the death of her father—a prominent chemist—when she was only four years old. Due to her sister Mary’s struggle with tuberculosis, the family travelled throughout England, France, Spain, and Germany for years. After Mary passed, Edith and her mother returned to England for good, eventually settling in London where, at eighteen, Edith met her future husband, a bank clerk named Hubert Bland. The two—who became prominent socialists and were founding members of the Fabian Society—had a famously difficult marriage, and both had numerous affairs. Nesbit began her career as a poet, eventually turning to children’s literature and publishing around forty novels, story collections, and picture books. A contemporary of such figures of Lewis Carroll and Kenneth Grahame, Nesbit was notable as a writer who pioneered the children’s adventure story in fiction. Among her most popular works are The Railway Children (1906) and The Story of the Amulet (1906), the former of which was adapted into a 1970 film, and the latter of which served as a profound influence on C.S. Lewis’ Narnia series. A friend and mentor to George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells, Nesbit’s work has inspired and entertained generations of children and adults, including such authors as J.K. Rowling, Noël Coward, and P.L. Travers.



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  • (5/5)
    unusual for a trilogy, this volume was even funnier than the two preceding ones, sometimes even laugh-out-loud funny. I particularly liked the Golden Gondola chapter. But it all finished just a little too abruptly.
  • (4/5)
    The last in Nesbit's Bastable books, the children have more difficulty getting into big trouble, now they've learned the lessons in the first two books. Still they're able to turn the dullest day into an adventure, a worth goal for us all.