Three children discover an old country estate during their school holidays. When they're exploring it they come upon a mysterious young girl claiming to be a fairy princess. She shows them the castle's treasure, including a ring that will turn you invisible. But no one is more surprised than she when she slips it on her finger ... and disappears! The ring is indeed magical, and the children waste no time finding out what else it can do.
Lovers of classic children's literature will delight in The Story of the Treasure Seekers from noted British author E. Nesbit. This engaging tale about the plucky Bastable clan and their plan to improve their family's financial fortunes influenced many twentieth-century juvenile fiction writers, including C.S. Lewis.
11) Man and Maid
Though primarily known as a children's author, E. (Edith) Nesbit had a remarkably broad range as a writer, penning many collections of short stories and poetry geared for children and adults over the course of her career. Man and Maid is a novel intended for a mainstream adult readership that delves into that most timeless of topics: love relationships between men and women.
From the book:
The writings of Shakespeare have been justly termed "the richest, the purest, the fairest, that genius uninspired ever penned." Shakespeare instructed by delighting. His plays alone (leaving mere science out of the question), contain more actual wisdom than the whole body of English learning. He is the teacher of all good - pity, generosity, true courage, love. His bright wit is cut out "into little stars." His solid masses of...
Edith Nesbit was one of the most prolific and beloved children's authors of her time, but she also had a more literary bent, as evinced in The Rainbow and the Rose, one of several of the collections of poetry she penned in her lifetime. This compendium of verse tackles topics ranging from the quotidian to the profound in a traditional rhyming style that will please poetry purists.
14) Many Voices
Prolific British children's author E. (Edith) Nesbit penned several series of beloved action-adventure and fantasy tales for the younger set. In this collection, she shifts gears and brings together a collection of poetry. The poems in Many Voices are engaging enough to maintain the interest of younger audiences, but sophisticated enough to please parents, teachers, and other adult readers.
The E. Nesbit Megapack collects 26 novels and short stories by Edith Nesbit (who wrote as E. Nesbit), including her most famous novels and series (The Bastable family stories, The Psammead series, etc.) Included are:
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
THE MAGIC CITY
FIVE CHILDREN AND IT
THE PHOENIX AND THE CARPET
THE STORY OF THE AMULET
THE MARBLE CHILD
THE ENCHANTED CASTLE
THE STORY OF THE TREASURE SEEKERS