Biography: Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was an English author known for her large body of works for children. She married Hubert Bland in 1877, although their union was an unconventional, open marriage. The two founded the Fabian Society in 1884 and were politically active in socialism during the 1880s. Nesbit is known as a pioneer in children's literature, often credited with writing the first children's adventure stories. Some of her best known books include The Story of the Treasure Seekers (1898), The Wouldbegoods (1899) and The Railway Children (1906) which has been adapted for film several times.

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