The Story of the Amulet
Publisher: Read & Co. Children's
“The Story of the Amulet” is a 1906 novel for children by English author and poet Edith Nesbit. The final instalment in her famous “Psammead” series, it tells the tale of how Anthea, Cyril, Robert, Jane and the “Lamb” re-encounter the sand fairy, which is no longer able to grant wishes and instead advises the children about their new discovery: a magical Amulet which allows them to travel through time. “The Story of the Amulet” is a classic of children's literature not to be missed by those who have read and enjoyed other books in this wonderful children's trilogy. 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.