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Birthday
15, 1858
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 4, 1924 (65)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1858
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 4, 1924 (65)

About

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.

Before Fame

She traveled throughout England and France during her youth as a result of her sister's poor health.

Trivia

She was a co-founder of the Fabian Society, a Marxist, socialist organization. During the 1880s, she went on a socialist-themed lecture tour.

Family Life

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.

Associated With

Her children's book, The Railway Children, was made into a film by Lionel Jeffries.