Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

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A thrilling spy story, a children's adventure, a charming portrait of early twentieth century life in London and the countryside and a heart warming family tale are all combined in this classic of children's literature The Railway Children by E Nesbit. The book has remained on the list of the best-loved children's books ever since it was first published as a serial story in The London Magazine in 1905. Later, it was published in book form and won acclaim from critics and readers across the world for its wonderful elements of character and plot. Edith Nesbit the author published more than sixty books during her long and illustrious career as a children's writer. She was considered to be the first modern children's writer and departed from the hitherto focus on fantasy and fairytale type of themes that were considered suitable for children. Apart from writing for children, she wrote several novels for adults. She also dabbled in poetry, horror fiction and collaborations with other writers. Her works include another famous book, The Secret Garden which also explores the childhood landscape and influenced generations of children's writers. She was also a political activist and laid the foundations for the present Labor Party in England. Her dominant themes were children in real life settings, contemporary events, children's encounters with the mysterious and often nefarious activities of grown-ups, a deep psychological insight into the mind of a child and the enduring love of nature, family relationships and the simple pleasures of countryside life. The story opens with the description of three little Londoners who enjoy an ordinary, peaceful life in the city with visits to the Zoo and Madame Tussauds. They have a charming, well-appointed home and loving parents. Things take a sudden turn for the worst when Father suddenly leaves after receiving mysterious “bad news.” Mother decides equally suddenly to move with the children to the country-side and here begins their adventure with the railways. They befriend a strange Old Gentleman who invariably travels on the 9.15 train from near their home and get drawn into bizarre and dangerous events. Said to be based on contemporary events such as the Dreyfus Affair, Russian dissidents who were fighting the Tsarist regime and the circumstances leading up to World War I, The Railway Children though ostensibly written for children certainly appeals to readers of all ages. It has been adapted extensively for radio, stage, television and screen and has retained its freshness and thrill over the hundred plus years since it first made its debut.
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A thrilling spy story, a children's adventure, a charming portrait of early twentieth century life in London and the countryside and a heart warming family tale are all combined in this classic of children's literature The Railway Children by E Nesbit. The book has remained on the list of the best-loved children's books ever since it was first published as a serial story in The London Magazine in 1905. Later, it was published in book form and won acclaim from critics and readers across the world for its wonderful elements of character and plot. Edith Nesbit the author published more than sixty books during her long and illustrious career as a children's writer. She was considered to be the first modern children's writer and departed from the hitherto focus on fantasy and fairytale type of themes that were considered suitable for children. Apart from writing for children, she wrote several novels for adults. She also dabbled in poetry, horror fiction and collaborations with other writers. Her works include another famous book, The Secret Garden which also explores the childhood landscape and influenced generations of children's writers. She was also a political activist and laid the foundations for the present Labor Party in England. Her dominant themes were children in real life settings, contemporary events, children's encounters with the mysterious and often nefarious activities of grown-ups, a deep psychological insight into the mind of a child and the enduring love of nature, family relationships and the simple pleasures of countryside life. The story opens with the description of three little Londoners who enjoy an ordinary, peaceful life in the city with visits to the Zoo and Madame Tussauds. They have a charming, well-appointed home and loving parents. Things take a sudden turn for the worst when Father suddenly leaves after receiving mysterious “bad news.” Mother decides equally suddenly to move with the children to the country-side and here begins their adventure with the railways. They befriend a strange Old Gentleman who invariably travels on the 9.15 train from near their home and get drawn into bizarre and dangerous events. Said to be based on contemporary events such as the Dreyfus Affair, Russian dissidents who were fighting the Tsarist regime and the circumstances leading up to World War I, The Railway Children though ostensibly written for children certainly appeals to readers of all ages. It has been adapted extensively for radio, stage, television and screen and has retained its freshness and thrill over the hundred plus years since it first made its debut.
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Chapter 01 – The Beginnin...

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Chapter 01 – The Beg...

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Chapter 02 – Peter’s Coal...

01 Jan 2021 | 26 mins 19 secs

Chapter 02 – Peter’s...

01 Jan 2021 | 26 mins 19 secs

Chapter 03 – The Old Gent...

31 Dec 2020 | 23 mins 29 secs

Chapter 03 – The Old...

31 Dec 2020 | 23 mins 29 secs

Chapter 04 – The Engine B...

30 Dec 2020 | 25 mins 42 secs

Chapter 04 – The Eng...

30 Dec 2020 | 25 mins 42 secs

Chapter 05 – Prisoners an...

29 Dec 2020 | 18 mins 13 secs

Chapter 05 – Prisone...

29 Dec 2020 | 18 mins 13 secs

Chapter 06 – Saviours of ...

28 Dec 2020 | 19 mins 07 secs

Chapter 06 – Saviour...

28 Dec 2020 | 19 mins 07 secs

Chapter 07 – For Valour

27 Dec 2020 | 23 mins 04 secs

Chapter 07 – For Val...

27 Dec 2020 | 23 mins 04 secs

Chapter 08 – The Amateur ...

26 Dec 2020 | 20 mins 06 secs

Chapter 08 – The Ama...

26 Dec 2020 | 20 mins 06 secs

Chapter 09 – The Pride of...

25 Dec 2020 | 21 mins 34 secs

Chapter 09 – The Pri...

25 Dec 2020 | 21 mins 34 secs

Chapter 10 – The Terrible...

24 Dec 2020 | 19 mins 14 secs

Chapter 10 – The Ter...

24 Dec 2020 | 19 mins 14 secs

Chapter 11 – The Hound in...

23 Dec 2020 | 24 mins 29 secs

Chapter 11 – The Hou...

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Chapter 12 – What Bobbie ...

22 Dec 2020 | 18 mins 54 secs

Chapter 12 – What Bo...

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Chapter 13 – The Hound’s ...

21 Dec 2020 | 21 mins 24 secs

Chapter 13 – The Hou...

21 Dec 2020 | 21 mins 24 secs

Chapter 14 – The End

20 Dec 2020 | 19 mins 12 secs

Chapter 14 – The End

20 Dec 2020 | 19 mins 12 secs

Chapter 01 – The Beginnin...

04 Oct 2019 | 20 mins 19 secs

Chapter 01 – The Beg...

04 Oct 2019 | 20 mins 19 secs