A Woman of Passion

A Woman of Passion

The Life of E. Nesbit, 1858-1924

Book - 1987
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E. Nesbit is one of the great children's writers of the century. Though known in her day for poems, short stories and novels, she is now remembered as the author of The Railway Children, The Treasures Seekers, Five Children and It, and many other stories of magic and adventure that are still triumphantly in print. Her readers love to think of her as reassuringly maternal, but this biography reveals her as a strong-minded, adventurous woman.
Publisher: New York : New Amsterdam Books, c1987.
ISBN: 9780941533034
Branch Call Number: 823 NES B
Characteristics: xx, 473 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.


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Nov 20, 2015

As a girl, I'd read most of Edith Nesbit's magic books, without knowing anything about her. This biography was fascinating. Ms. Briggs has a good eye for the underlying psychology of how Nesbit's life is reflected in her books. One surprise for me was how immersed she was in the social circles of a number the most famous British authors of her time.

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