Edith Nesbit is an English author and poet; she published her children's books under the name of E. Nesbit. She has written or collaborated on over 60 children's literature books. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organization which later belonged to the Labor Party.
|Born||August 15, 1858, Kennington, Surrey (now Greater London), England|
|Died||May 04, 1924, New Romney, Kent, England|
|Pen name||E. Nesbit|
|Notable works||The Story of the Treasure Seekers, The Railway Children, Five Children and It|
|IMDb||E Nesbit's IMDb|
Political activist and English children's author who is remembered for The Wouldbegoods, The Story of the Treasure Seekers, and other works. Born Edith Nesbit, she wrote under the gender-neutral pen name of E. Nesbit, publishing more than three dozen works for children over the course of her career.
She traveled throughout England and France during her youth as a result of her sister's poor health.
She was a co-founder of the Fabian Society, a Marxist, socialist organization. During the 1880s, she went on a socialist-themed lecture tour.
She married Hubert Bland in 1880 and gave birth to his child two months later. After she discovered that her friend, Alice Hoatson, had also been impregnated by Bland, she adopted Hoatson's child and went on to have three more children of her own.
Her children's book, The Railway Children, was made into a film by Lionel Jeffries.
- Buried in Kent
- Victorian writers
- English fiction writers
- British sociologists
- Members of the Fabian Society
- British women's poets
- English children's writer
Latest information about E Nesbit updated on May 10 2021.