Grim Tales - The Original Classic Edition (eBook)
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Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of Grim Tales. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by E. (Edith) Nesbit, which is now, at last, again available to you. Get the PDF and EPUB NOW as well. Included in your purchase you have Grim Tales in EPUB AND PDF format to read on any tablet, eReader, desktop, laptop or smartphone simultaneous - Get it NOW. Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside Grim Tales:Look inside the book: How could it have been a dream, when I left her sitting in the straight-backed chair, and went down to the kitchen to tell the maids I should want nothing more-that I was busy, and did not wish to be disturbed; when I fetched wood for the fire with my own hands, and, bringing it in, found her still sitting there-saw the little brown head turn as I entered, saw the love in her dear eyes; when I threw myself at her feet and blessed the day I was born, since life had given me this?...When he was alone with her he told her-not all-for that would not bear telling-but how he had come into the commodious semi-detached, and how he had found the door open and the lights out, and that he had been into that long back room facing the stairs, and had seen something-in even trying to hint at which he turned sick and broke down and had to have brandy given him. ...Now, whether it was catalepsy-as the doctors said-or whether my love came back even from the dead to me who loved her, I shall never know; but this I know-that, if I had held out my arms to her as she stood at my bed-foot-if I had said, 'Yes, even from the grave, my darling-from hell itself, come back, come back to me!'-if I had had room in my coward's heart for anything but the unreasoning terror that killed love in that hour, I should not now be here alone. About E. (Edith) Nesbit, the Author: Her sister Mary's ill health meant that the family moved around constantly for some years, living variously in Brighton, Buckinghamshire, France (Dieppe, Rouen, Paris, Tours, Poitiers, Angoulme, Bordeaux, Arcachon, Pau, Bagnres-de-Bigorre, and Dinan in Brittany), Spain and Germany, before settling for three years at Halstead Hall in Halstead in north-west Kent, a location which later inspired The Railway Children (this distinction has also been claimed by the Derbyshire town of New Mills). ...According to her biographer Julia Briggs, Nesbit was 'the first modern writer for children': '(Nesbit) helped to reverse the great tradition of children's literature inaugurated by Lewis Carroll, George Macdonald and Kenneth Grahame, in turning away from their secondary worlds to the tough truths to be won from encounters with things-as-they-are, previously the province of adult novels.'