Who is Edith Nesbit

Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit.

She wrote or collaborated on more than 60 books of children's literature. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later affiliated to the Labour Party.

Contents Biography Nesbit was born in 1858 at 38 Lower Kennington Lane in 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...
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Edith Nesbit Poems

  • From The Portuguese
    I

    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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  • Shapebookstore: paperback - the railway children -
  • Petloverhermine: 04may/1924: children’s author and poet edith nesbit, a chain smoker, dies of lung cancer in st mary’s bay, new romney, east kent, england. she’s 65.
  • Solomonwakeling: edith nesbit in 1913:”already the sordid, heavy hand that smears commercial commonplace on all the bright facets of romance has obscured the vivid possibilities of the cinematograph.”
  • Solomonwakeling: edith nesbit’s “the wings and the child” has got to be the most epic book about *playing with blocks* ever written.
  • Marlianbae: king lear a short shakespeare story by edith nesbit.
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