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Edith Nesbit: The Ghost Stories

Edith Nesbit: The Ghost Stories

Written by Edith Nesbit

Narrated by Ghizela Rowe and Richard Mitchley


Edith Nesbit: The Ghost Stories

Written by Edith Nesbit

Narrated by Ghizela Rowe and Richard Mitchley

ratings:
4.5/5 (2 ratings)
Length:
2 hours
Released:
Jan 1, 2014
ISBN:
9781780000381
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Edith Nesbit – The Ghost Stories. Edith Nesbit is more famously known as a writer of children’s stories such as The Railway Children. But in this volume we explore her short stories of the macabre and ghostly sort. Born in 1858 in Kennington, then part of Surrey and now London. Her early life was one of constant house changes before meeting, age 17, Hubert Bland who she was to marry three years later – whilst she was 7 months pregnant. Additionally Bland kept his affair with another woman going throughout. The two children of this relationship were raised by Edith as her own as well as their own three. They founded the Fabian Society in 1884. Thought of as the first modern writer for children she also wrote for adults producing over 50 books in total as well as a collections of poetry which we shall explore in a separate volume. These stories are brought to your ears in eerie detail by Ghizela Rowe, George Irving and Richard Mitchley.
Released:
Jan 1, 2014
ISBN:
9781780000381
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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    Read this to my youngest son back in 1994. We were both riveted to the descriptions and flow of the heroic two children who needed to save the world from an epidemic. Exciting and scary because everyone saw the threat not just the children. Could this be why the children did not try friendship / diplomacy? Obviously I read an older version of this book than listed. Share with your children / grandchildren; hopefully they will enjoy it as much as you will.