Edith Nesbit wrote with supreme confidence about the lives of children and Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis, the trio in The Railway Children, reflect her faith in the resourcefulness, capacity for adventure, and instinctive heroism of the young. This edition of her most popular book restores the splendid original illustrations of C. E. Brock.
E. Nesbit (1858-1924) spent her childhood in France and Germany and later lived in England. She began writing stories of fantasy and adventure for children in the early 1890s and is renowned for her very real, strong-willed young characters. Her novels include THE STORY OF THE TREASURE SEEKERS (1898), FIVE CHILDREN AND IT (1902), THE PHOENIX AND THE CARPET (1904), and THE RAILWAY CHILDREN (1906).
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