Who is Edith NesbitEdith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924) was an English writer and poet, who published her books for children as E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on more than 60 such books. She was also a political activist and co-founder of the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later affiliated to the Labour Party.
Nesbit was born in 1858 at 38 Lower Kennington Lane, Kennington, Surrey (now classified as Inner London), the daughter of an agricultural chemist, John Collis Nesbit, who died in March 1862, before her fourth birthday. Her mother was Sarah Green (née Alderton).
The ill health of Edith's sister Mary meant that the family travelled for some years, living variously in Brighton, Buckinghamshire, France (Dieppe, R...
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Edith Nesbit Poems
- From The Portuguese
When I lived in the village of youth
There were lilies in all the orchards, ...
I gathered shells upon the sand,
Each shell a little perfect thing,
So frail, yet potent to withstand
The mountain-waves' wild buffeting. ...
- In The Rose Garden
RED roses bright, pink roses and white
That bud and blossom and fall;
The very sight of my heart's delight
Is more than worth them all! ...
THREE months had passed since she had knelt before
The grate of the confessional, and he,
--The priest--had wondered why she came no more
To tell her sinless sins--the vanity ...
- At Evening Time There Shall Be Light
THE day was wild with wind and rain,
One grey wrapped sky and sea and shore,
It seemed our marsh would never again
Wear the rich robes that once it wore. ...
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Comments about Edith NesbitGardgoldsmith: edith nesbit's the pavilion - a no-spoilers review!!
Davidcranmerun1: margaret mitchell - wikipedia mitchell's two favorite children's books were by author edith nesbit: five children and it (1902) and the phoenix and the carpet (1904).
Davidcranmerun1: edith nesbit (married name edith bland; 15 august 1858 – 4 may 1924) was also a political activist and co-founder of the fabian society, a socialist organisation later affiliated to the labour party.
Andrewsimpson41: andrew simpson: recreating the lost well hall house with edith nesbit:
Itsashpryce: it's world book day, so may i suggest a lesser-known collection of short ghost stories? most will know edith nesbit as the author of "the railway children", and "five children and it". 1/3
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Ross Grant: Do you know "Baby Seed Song?" My grandmother sang it to my dad. I cann;t find it's melody anywhere on-line. I just know fragments.