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The Wonderful Garden

E. Nesbit

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Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's house does anything to diminish that belief. There the Three C.'s find a wonderful garden and some very old books, resulting in escapades which do not necessarily please the grown-ups. E. Nesbit, as usual, transports us back to the hazy summer days of a well-to-do Edwardian childhood, liberally spiced with magic, humour and lessons learned. Published exactly 100 years ago, this is one of her least-known children's books, out of print for many years, and with no text available online at the time of recording. Yes, it's dated. Yes, it's politically incorrect. But it is delightful nonetheless. As Gore Vidal once wrote: "...though a reading of E. Nesbit is hardly going to change the pattern of a nation, there is some evidence that the child who reads her will never be quite the same again, and that is probably a good thing." (Introduction by Ruth Golding) No online text is currently available. The reader read from her own copy of the 1911 1st edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

27:06