The Magic World (Illustrated)

Annotated Classic Book by E. NESBIT with Original Illustration Classic Novel

Author: E. NESBIT




Page: 255

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Twelve short stories about the fantastic adventures of children who become accidentally involved with the forces of magic At her imaginative best, Nesbit takes us through such tales as "The Cat-hood of Maurice," "The Mixed Mine," "Accidental Magic," "The Princess and the Hedge-pig," "The Related Muff," "Justnowland," "Kenneth and the Carp," and more.

The Extraordinary Life of E Nesbit

Author of Five Children and It and The Railway Children

Author: Elisabeth Galvin

Publisher: Pen and Sword History


Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Imagine being one of the most well-loved children’s authors of all time, yet your readers don’t know if you’re a man or a woman. Or even your real name. E. Nesbit is really Edith Nesbit, who wrote an extraordinary 98 novels, plays and poetry collections for children and adults between 1885 and 1923. She is credited as the first modern writer for children whose work has influenced authors from Oscar Wilde to C.S. Lewis, Noël Coward to J.K. Rowling. Even though it was published more than 100 years ago, The Railway Children remains one of the most popular children’s books ever written and it has never been out of print. But for Edith, the truth of her life is stranger than her fiction – and it’s a truth she was keen to hide from the public. Edith’s father died when she was four, resulting in a peripatetic childhood across Europe. At 21 years old she was seven months’ pregnant when she married a penniless libertine who became a famous journalist, Hubert Bland. Together as early socialists they were founding members of the Fabian Society, from which the Labour Party has its foundations. A Bohemian and an eccentric, Edith became a mother of five children – two of whom she adopted in secret after her husband had an affair with a close friend (who subsequently lived with them as their housekeeper). It was shortly after the sudden death of her beloved son that Edith wrote her first bestseller in 1899, a groundbreaker that dramatically changed the course of children’s literature. On the eve of World War I, Edith’s husband died and she married a captain of the Woolwich Ferry. A cheerful cockney sparrow, Tommy Tucker proved to be Edith’s unwitting romantic hero who loved and cherished her until she died in near-poverty on the Romney Marshes of Kent.

The Magic World Illustrated

Author: Edith Nesbit

Publisher: Independently Published



Page: 212

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The Magic World is an influential collection of twelve short stories by E. Nesbit. It was first published in book form in 1912 by Macmillan and Co. Ltd., with illustrations by H. R. Millar and Gerald Spencer Pryse. The stories, previously printed in magazines such as Blackie's Children's Annual, are typical of Nesbit's arch, ironic, clever fantasies for children.

The Magic World

Author: Edith Nesbit

Publisher: Good Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 138

View: 750

"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Magic World of Words

A Very First Dictionary


Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company


Category: English language

Page: 268

View: 464

An alphabetical list of 1500 common words with meanings, explanatory sentences, and illustrations for those words considered "conceptual."

The Magic World [illustrated]

The Magic World

Author: Edith nesbit




Page: 146

View: 265

The Magic World is an influential collection of twelve short stories by E. Nesbit. It was first published in book form in 1912 by Macmillan and Co. Ltd., with illustrations by H. R. Millar and Gerald Spencer Pryse. The stories, previously printed in magazines (like Blackie's Children's Annual), are typical of Nesbit's arch, ironic, clever fantasies for children.

Children's Fiction 1900–1950

Author: John Cooper

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 788

First published in 1998, this volume explores how the genre of school stories had become firmly established by the turn of the twentieth century, having been built on the foundations laid by writers such as Thomas Hughes and F.W. Farrar. Stories for girls were also taking on a more exciting complexion, inspired by the ‘Katy’ books of Susan Coolidge. The first five decades of the twentieth century saw further developments in children’s fiction. In this comprehensive volume, John and Jonathan Cooper examine each decade in turn, with alphabetically arranged entries on popular children’s writers that published works in English during that period. 206 different authors are covered, many from the United States and Canada. Each entry provides information on the author’s pseudonyms, date of birth, nationality, titles of works, place and date of publication and the publisher’s name. The artist responsible for a book’s illustrations is also identified where possible. With over 200 illustrations of cover designs and dustwrappers, many of which are now rare and have never before been published, this book will delight collectors, dealers, scholars, librarians, parents and all those who simply enjoy reading children’s fiction.

THE MAGIC FISHBONE - an illustrated children's story by Charles Dickens

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 63

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There was once a King, and he had a Queen; and he was the manliest of his sex, and she was the loveliest of hers. The King was, in his private profession, Under Government. The Queen’s father had been a medical man out of town. They had nineteen children, and were always having more. Seventeen of these children took care of the baby; and Alicia, the eldest, took care of them all. Their ages varied from seven years to seven months. One day the King was going to the office, when he stopped at the fishmonger’s to buy a pound and a half of salmon not too near the tail, which the Queen had requested him to send home. Mr Pickles, the fishmonger, said, “Certainly, sir, is there any other article, Good-morning.” But what of the old lady in the shop? The King hadn’t noticed her and she is VERY important to this story for she is the Good Fairy Grandmarina. But just how important you ask? Well, you’ll just have to download and read this story and find out for yourselves! TAGS: Magic Fishbone, King Watkins, Princess Alicia, 19 children, nineteen children, fishmonger, Good Fairy Grandmarina, blue fairy, Duchess the doll, secret, princes, princesses, baby, 18 cooks, dance, despondency, dressed in splendour, exquisite, happily ever after, Charles Dickens, Fairy tale, folklore, children’s story, children’s stories

The Magic World


Author: Hilton Hotema

Publisher: Health Research Books



Page: 92

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Illustration in Fin-de-Siècle Transatlantic Romance Fiction

Author: Kate Holterhoff

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Art

Page: 210

View: 302

This book examines illustrations created to accompany fictions written by several of the most popular authors published in Britain and America between 1885 and 1920. By studying the lavish illustrations that complemented not only initial serializations, but also subsequent publications of fictions by H. Rider Haggard, Rudyard Kipling, James De Mille, Robert Louis Stevenson, and H. G. Wells, the book demonstrates the significance of images to the fin de siècle romance form. In order to make fantastic plots seem possible, graphic artists worked hand in hand with authors to not only fill gaps in audience understanding, but also expand and deepen the meaning of these marvels. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, visual culture, illustration studies, British and American history, and British and American literature.