9780486815237

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486815237

  • ISBN10:

    0486815234

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-12-13
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
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Summary

From the author of The Railway Children and Five Children and It comes this tale of six siblings and their adventures in Victorian London. The Bastable children are deeply saddened by the death of their mother, and to make things worse, they're impoverished when their father's business fails. Determined to restore both the family's fortune and its good name, the young Bastables embark on a variety of hilarious get-rich-quick schemes.
Each chapter details a new adventure, from digging for treasure and becoming detectives and highway robbers, to writing a newspaper and selling wine. The children accost a nobleman on Blackheath and are mistaken for blackmailers, pay a visit to a moneylender, encounter a royal princess in Greenwich Park, and earnestly pursue other comic ventures. Their courage and determination provide a heartwarming complement to the droll narrative, and their hopes, disappointments, and triumphs remain as real and moving today as they were a century ago.

Author Biography

Edith Nesbit wrote more than 40 books for children, several of which have been adapted many times for film, including Five Children and It and The Railway Children. She is best known for her collections and re-tellings of classics such as Stories from Shakespeare for Young Readers, also available from Dover.

Table of Contents

1. The Council of Ways and Means
2. Digging for Treasure
3. Being Detectives
4. Good Hunting
5. The Poet and the Editor
6. Noël's Princess
7. Being Bandits
8. Being Editors
9. The G. B.
10. Lord Tottenham
11. Castilian Amoroso
12. The Nobleness of Oswald
13. The Robber and the Burglar
14. The Divining-Rod
15. "Lo, The Poor Indian!"
16. The End of the Treasure-Seeking

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