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The Magic City

The Magic City

by E. Nesbit

Publisher Macmillan & Co

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  • Hardcover


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About the book

After Philip's older sister and sole family member Helen marries, he goes off to live with his new step sister Lucy. He has trouble adjusting at first, thrown into a world different from his previous life and abandoned by his sister while she is on her honeymoon. To entertain himself he builds a giant model city from things around the house: game pieces, books, blocks, bowls, etc. Then through some magic he finds himself inside the city, and it is alive with the people he has populated it with. Some soldiers find him and tell him that two outsiders have been foretold to be coming: a Deliverer and a Destroyer. Mr. Noah, from a Noah's Ark playset, tells Philip that there are seven great deeds to be performed if he wants to prove himself the Deliverer. Lucy, too, has found her way into the city and joins Philip as a co-Deliverer, much to his chagrin.

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About the Author

E. Nesbit

Edith Nesbit was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit.


She wrote or collaborated on more than 60 books of children's literature. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later affiliated to the Labour Party.


Nesbit published approximately 40 books for children, including novels, collections of stories and picture books. Collaborating with others, she published almost as many more. Nesbit also wrote for adults, including eleven novels, short stories and four collections of horror stories.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    This book has a lean and the spine is twisted so that the front of the book falls down lower than the back. The cloth is coming away slightly from the bottom of the spine. The edges are worn and there is foxing on the page block.

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