10 Facts about Edith Nesbit

Sunday, May 28th 2017. | Authors

Let me show you the details about the English author on Facts about Edith Nesbit. She was born on August 15th, 1858 and died on May 4th, 1924. Nesbit was also known as a poet. Her books for kids were published under the name of E. Nesbit. Her married name was Edith Bland. During her career, around 60 books were credited under her name.  Nesbit was also known as the co-founder of a socialist organization called Fabian Society.  People recognized her as a political activist too.

Facts about Edith Nesbit 1: the birthplace

The birthplace of Nesbit was located at 38 Lower Kennington Lane in Kennington. Her father was John Collis Nesbit who worked as an agricultural chemist. Before Edith’s 4th birthday, her father passed away in March 1862.

Facts about Edith Nesbit 2: traveling

For some years, the family of Nesbit had lived in number regions such as Germany, Spain, France, Buckinghamshire and Brighton. Then the family relocated to Halstead Hall in Halstead. The famous book of Nesbit, The Railway Children inspired from her place of living.

Edith Nesbit Book Title

Edith Nesbit Book Title

Facts about Edith Nesbit 3: living in London

The family of Nesbit decided to return to London when she was 17 years old. The family settled at Eltham, South East London.

Facts about Edith Nesbit 4: Hubert Bland

In 1877, Nesbit and Hubert Bland met. He worked as a bank clerk. On 22 April 1880, they married when Nesbit was seven months pregnant. Check facts about Doctor Seuss here.

Edith Nesbit Novel

Edith Nesbit Novel

Facts about Edith Nesbit 5: a stormy marriage

The marriage of Nesbit and Bland was stormy since her husband decided to live with her mother.  She found out that another woman had borne him a child. She was known as her fiancée. The most devastating event was when she found out Alice Hoatson was pregnant with Hubert’s child. Alice was a good friend of Nesbit.

Facts about Edith Nesbit 6: the children

Nesbit had four children. They were Paul Bland, Iris Bland, Fabian Bland, Rosamund Bland and John Bland.

Facts about Edith Nesbit

Facts about Edith Nesbit

Facts about Edith Nesbit 7: dedicated books

Some of her book was dedicated for her children. The Railway Children was dedicated to Paul Bland. The House of Arden and Five Children and It was dedicated for John Bland. The Book of Dragons was dedicated for Rosamund Bland.

Facts about Edith Nesbit 8: the death of Fabian

Due to a tonsil operation, her son Fabian passed away. He was 15. Nesbit created a number of books for him. One of them was The Story of the Treasure Seekers. Look at facts about Edgar Allan Poe here.

Edith Nesbit Book

Edith Nesbit Book

Facts about Edith Nesbit 9: Cat Tales

Nesbit and Rosamund, her adopted daughter had a collaboration to write Cat Tales.

Facts about Edith Nesbit 10: Thomas Terry Tucker

Thomas Terry Tucker was the second husband of Edith Nesbit.

Edith Nesbit Grave

Edith Nesbit Grave

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