E. Nesbit The Magic World (Puffin Classics)

ISBN 13: 9780140367652

The Magic World (Puffin Classics)

3.79 avg rating
( 452 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140367652: The Magic World (Puffin Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Twelve short stories about the fantastic adventures of children who become accidentally involved with the forces of magic

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

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 fiction for children.

Nesbit published approximately 40 books for children, including novels, collections of stories and picture books. Collaborating with others, she published almost as many more.

According to her biographer Julia Briggs, Nesbit was "the first modern writer for children": "(Nesbit) helped to reverse the great tradition of children's literature inaugurated by Lewis Carroll, George MacDonald and Kenneth Grahame, in turning away from their secondary worlds to the tough truths to be won from encounters with things-as-they-are, previously the province of adult novels." Briggs also credits Nesbit with having invented the children's adventure story. Noël Coward was a great admirer of hers and, in a letter to an early biographer Noel Streatfeild, wrote "she had an economy of phrase, and an unparalleled talent for evoking hot summer days in the English countryside."

From AudioFile:

In this delightful collection of fantasies, the listener is introduced to the formal milieu of Victorian England, then whisked away to a series of fantastic worlds. Sadly, this reading fails to exploit the dramatic possibilities of these flights of fancy in the tradition of Alice. The varied moods created in each story are bland and indistinguishable. Ward's presence is conspicuous; her flat tone is barely concealed by inconsistent and unconvincing accent changes. This overly journalistic performance leaves the audience all too firmly rooted in reality, far from the magic world envisioned by the author. B.M.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781617200908: The Magic World

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1617200905 ISBN 13:  9781617200908
Publisher: SMK Books, 2014
Softcover

9781463755379: The Magic World

Create..., 2013
Softcover

9781515389668: The Magic World

Create..., 2015
Softcover

9781517473969: The Magic World

Create...
Softcover

9781598181760: The Magic World by Edith Nesbit, Fiction, Fantasy & Magic

Aegypan, 2006
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

E. Nesbit
Published by Puffin (1996)
ISBN 10: 0140367659 ISBN 13: 9780140367652
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0140367659

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Nesbit, E.
Published by Puffin (1996)
ISBN 10: 0140367659 ISBN 13: 9780140367652
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110140367659

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

E. Nesbit
Published by Puffin (1996)
ISBN 10: 0140367659 ISBN 13: 9780140367652
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140367659

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 78.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds