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The Railway Children

E. Nesbit

Publisher: Read & Co. Children's

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First published in serial form in “The London Magazine” during 1905, “The Railway Children” is a classic children's story written by Edith Nesbit and first published as a novel in 1906. After their father is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying, the family relocate from London to Yorkshire. Once there, the children become friends with an elderly man who routinely rides the 9:15 train near their home and eventually helps prove their father's innocence, reuniting the family. “The Railway Children” has been adapted for the screen six times, including two films and four television series. Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) was an English poet and author. She is perhaps best remembered for her children's literature, publishing more than 60 such books under the name E. Nesbit. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, which had a significant influence on the Labour Party and British politics in general. Other notable works by this author include: “The Prophet's Mantle” (1885), “Something Wrong” (1886), and “The Marden Mystery” (1896). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and  expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

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