Who is Edith Nesbit

Edith 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, ...
  • Sea-shells
    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! ...
  • Absolution
    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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Love 162 I Love You 162 Heart 139 Life 118 Dear 109 White 97 Night 91 Never 86 Sweet 85 Long 82

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Heathcliffdt: currently reading the railway children by edith nesbit and it’s such a sweet book. i usually don’t care for the adults in children’s stories but i love mother so much.
Gardgoldsmith: edith nesbit's the enchanted castle
Soapypeanutsoup: what do you know, it's yours truly trying out her voice-over chops! be looking for our first radio drama adaptation of edith nesbit's "from the dead" in mid-february, with many more to follow!
Sleyhouse: we’re shooting for mid february for our next radio drama. if you are familiar with edith nesbit’s “from the dead,” you’ll agree valentine’s day makes for a great release date. stay tuned!!!
Romgothsam: 4) 1905 - the shadow - edith nesbitt one of my all time favourite stories but what's interesting 'haunting' wise is that the house that is 'haunted' is completely new... also, the haunting isn't a simple ghost.
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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.

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Part of an entertainment presented to the Countess Dowager of
Darby at Harefield, by som Noble persons of her Family, who
appear on the Scene in pastoral habit, moving toward the seat
of State with this Song.


Look Nymphs, and Shepherds look,

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