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  • Edith Nesbit

    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...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Edith Nesbit, The Poetry - An Introduction. Edith Nesbit is more famously known as a writer of children's stories and ghost stories some of which are available in other volumes. But in this volume we explore her poetry. 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...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Continuing the magical adventures of siblings Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane, and their baby brother, the sequel to Edith Nesbit's Five Children and It opens with the hatching of a phoenix in the children's very own home. The phoenix, whose egg was contained in a magical carpet, tells the children that the carpet may grant them three wishes a day. As the bird accompanies the children on many adventures—sometimes enlisting the help of the Psammead—the children begin to wear out the magic carpet as well as the phoenix, bringing their time to an end. A true classic of children's literature, this favorite of the times is the perfect listen for children and adults alike. Experience the magic of...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Edith Nesbit re-tells the stories of William Shakespeare's plays, making them accessible to children, while evoking the drama and excitement of the originals. Included are: 1. A Midsummer Night's Dream 2. The Tempest 3. As You Like It 4. A Midsummer Night's Dream 5. The Winter's Tale 6. King Lear 7. Twelfth Night 8. Night Much Ado About Nothing 9. Romeo and Juliet 10. Pericles 11. Hamlet 12. Cymbeline 13. Macbeth 14. The Comedy of Errors 15. The Merchant of Venice 16. Timon of Athens 17. Othello 18. The Merchant of Venice 19. The Taming of the Shrew 20. Measure for Measure 21. Two Gentleman of Verona 22. All's Well That Ends Well AUTHORS Edith Nesbit and...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    A BBC Radio collection of dramatisations of E. Nesbit's finest children's books with extra magical readings plus an original drama by Martin Jameson E Nesbit is widely regarded as the first modern children's writer. Her ground-breaking novels have influenced authors from Oscar Wilde to Jacqueline Wilson, and over 100 years after their first publication, they remain perennially popular. This wide-ranging collection comprises some of her very best children's fiction, commencing with her timeless tale The Railway Children. Starring Victoria Carling, Daniel Eyssen and Kate McEnery, Frances Jeater this enchanting dramatisation tells the story of three suburban children forced to move to...read more

  • Edith Wharton

    A BBC chilling collection of classic gothic horror and ghost stories adapted or written by women In this breathtaking collection of gothic horror and eerie tales, draw the curtains and pull the blankets close for two classic Victorian horror tales in new adaptations, Dracula starring Nicky Henson, Charles Edwards, Don Gilet and Ellie Kendrick and Frankenstein, with Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) as Frankenstein and Shaun Dooley (Gentleman Jack, Broadchurch) as the Monster. Next is a thrilling drama about the scandalous Mary Shelley and Lord Byron in Bloody Poetry. In the sensational psycho-sexual thriller The Mysteries of Udolpho with Robert Glenister (Suspicion, Spooks), a young woman is...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    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...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    The third installment of Edith Nesbit's Psammead Trilogy continues to follow the lives of the original five children and their magical endeavors. The children once again encounter the Psammead, but this time they also discover an ancient amulet that contains time-traveling powers and fuels their adventure throughout the novel. As the children experience different civilizations through time, they meet a multitude of new characters and explore many notable locales such as Atlantis before the flood, Babylon, and the Tin Islands. Profiting greatly from Nesbit's deep research of ancient civilizations, this final installment is a joyous listen for adults and...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    The Book of Dragons is a collection of children’s stories by English writer Edith Nesbit, who wrote under the name E. Nesbit in order to obscure her gender. Comprising eight stories originally published in 1899 in The Strand magazine, The Book of Dragons is a work that explores the magic and wonder of mythical beasts for children and adults alike. The dragons are hardly ever nice, but E. Nesbit’s children are undeterred. Always in favor of “valuing their opinions, honoring the realities of their inner lives, and giving them the freedom to explore and build worlds of their own,”* Edith Nesbit portrays her children to be great problem-solvers. We hope you will enjoy the...read more

  • Edgar Allan Poe

    This Audiobook contains the following works: 1. The Builder [Frank L. Packard 2. The Man Who Didn't Count [Frank L. Packard] 3. Red Petals [Frederick Merrick White] 4. The Other Man's Story [Frederick Merrick White] 5. The Shebeeners [Frederick Merrick White] 6. The Waterwitch [Frederick Merrick White] 7. The Brand of the Wild [G.B Lancaster] 8. A Fair Smuggler [George Newnes] 9. A Castaway of the South [Gilbert Parker] 10. As Deep As the Sea [Gilbert Parker] 11. The Gift of the Simple King [Gilbert Parker] 12. The Treasure of Sacramento [Nick Guy Boothby] 13. A Personal Problem [H. Bedford-Jones] 14. Gallegher of Beaver [H. Bedford-Jones] 15. Sun, Sand and Soap [H....read more

  • Arthur O. Friel

    This Audiobook contains the following works: The Builder [Frank L. Packard], The Man Who Didn't Count [Frank L. Packard], Red Petals [Frederick Merrick White], The Other Man's Story [Frederick Merrick White], The Shebeeners [Frederick Merrick White], The Waterwitch [Frederick Merrick White], The Brand of the Wild [G.B Lancaster], A Fair Smuggler [George Newnes], A Castaway of the South [Gilbert Parker], As Deep As the Sea [Gilbert Parker], The Gift of the Simple King [Gilbert Parker], The Treasure of Sacramento [Nick Guy Boothby], A Personal Problem [H. Bedford-Jones], Gallegher of Beaver [H. Bedford-Jones], Sun, Sand and Soap [H. Bedford-Jones], The Image of Earth...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Edith Nesbit was to children in the early 20th century what J.K. Rowling is to today's young generation. Magic, mythical creatures, time travel, charms, words of power... Nesbit's stories have it all. This recording is the complete collection of Edith Nesbit's Psammead series, comprising three captivating stories: Five Children and It.The story begins when a group of five children - Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother, the Lamb - move from London to the countryside of Kent. While playing in a gravel pit, they discover a rather grumpy, ugly and occasionally malevolent sand-fairy known as the Psammead who is compelled to grant one wish of theirs per day. The effects of each...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Considered by Time Magazine to be one of the best fantasy books of all time, Edith Nesbit's Five Children and It follows a tribe of children on their magical adventures during a summer in the English countryside. When a strange, furry creature appears in front of the children and offers a wish a day, the children take advantage of the creature's abilities and discover that their wishes have many unforeseen—and often quite funny—consequences. As the children learn valuable lessons about thinking ahead and responsibility, the story of their summer with It has remained a timeless classic and stayed with readers and listeners for...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    A collection of poetry in the whimsical style of Edith Nesbit, author of "The Five Children and It" and "The Railway Children". These poems are primarily for adults, although a few are written for her daughters. The majority are philosophical reflections on Edith Nesbit's life as a wife and mother, and theological reflections on Christianity and faith, the nature of the world, life and death. (Summary by Beth...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Gothic Tales Of Terror - Volume 3. This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Nesbit and MR James. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, as you sit back, and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you'd perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories are Facts of the Case Of M. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe, The Phantom Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling, Man Size in Marble by Edith Nesbit and Casting The Runes by MR James. These stories are read for you by many readers including Geoff McGivern, Bill Wallis and Richard...read more

  • Kenneth Grahame

    Presented here are three of the most popular children's books of all time: L. Frank Baum's 'The Wizard of Oz,' Kenneth Grahame's 'The Reluctant Dragon' and Edith Nesbit's 'Five Children and It.' First, one of the great classics of children's literature, 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,' which tells the story of young Dorothy, who is caught up in a cyclone and transported to the magical kingdom of Oz. In order to return home, Dorothy is instructed to travel to the City of Emeralds and ask the Wizard who rules there for his help in getting back to Kansas. Along the way, Dorothy befriends a strange group of traveling companions - a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a cowardly Lion - who are all in...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    An irresistible anthology of folklore, fables and perennial favourites, including four novels and 17 short stories This superlative collection of children's stories brings together a feast of fantastic fiction, read in full by a host of top narrators and with a comprehensive track listing for ease of listening. Comprising everything from fairytales for little ones to thrilling adventures for pre-teens, these unabridged readings are ideal for families to keep, treasure and dip into as their children grow. Listed by suggested age range and with track numbers provided, the stories are as follows: Ages 4+ 1-12 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (read by Carolyn...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    A dragon who flies out of a magical book; one whose purr quiets a fussy baby; another who eats an entire pack of tame hunting-hippopotomuses: These eight dragon tales are filled with the imaginative wit of children's author Edith Nesbit. Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland) was an English author and poet whose children's works were published under the name of E....read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Edith Nesbit is best known as the author of children's classics, such as The Railway Children. She was also a renowned author of ghost stories and othertales of terror, the macabre and the supernatural. In this collection of spine-chilling narratives, Nesbit presents us with a truly masterful set of tales of love which reaches out beyond the grave, ghosts, eerie incarnations, evil deeds and uncanny happenings. Perfect bedtime listening.... if you...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    The magic Psammead is back! This time the four children, Cyril, Robert, Anthea and Jane are stuck in London for the Summer, when they come across the Psammead (or wish-giving sand-fairy), imprisoned in a pet shop. They manage to free him, and he tells them where they can get hold of a magic amulet which will bring them their hearts' desire. Unfortunately when the amulet is secured, it is incomplete. They and the Psammead must travel back into ancient history to see the part of the amulet which was lost. The children experience one breathtaking adventure after another in Babylon, Egypt, the lost city of Atlantis, Tyre... Edith Nesbit was to children in the early 20th century what J.K....read more