凤凰与魔毯
The Phoenix and the Carpet

  • 作   者:

    E·内斯比特
    E.Nesbit

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

  • 语   言:

    英文

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《凤凰与魔毯》中,讨人厌的女仆摇身成为土著女王,两百只波斯猫和一头母牛害惨了一个小偷,保险公司竟然变成火鸟的神庙……一块波斯魔法飞毯、一只虚荣的千年火凤凰、五个调皮但是善良的小鬼,这回又要引起什么样的骚动?妈妈买回来的新地毯中,竟然掉出了一个散放耀眼光芒的金蛋。 孩子们后来发现,金蛋里面有每五百年就从灰烬中重生一次的凤凰,而且那张地毯是一张产自波斯的魔毯,能带他们到任何想去的地方。凤凰伴随孩子们坐着魔毯展开了一趟奇幻的冒险,靠着沙仙的法力偷偷帮忙,孩子们总是有惊无险地渡过难关。就在这时候,小宝宝叽哩咕噜地讲了一串没人能懂的话,竟被魔毯送去了只有他自己知道的地方……

《凤凰与魔毯》是英国儿童文学女作家内斯比特的经典代表作之一。主要内容是儿童室新换了一条地毯,这个蛋后来滚到了炉火里,结果,一件不可思议的事情发生了:蛋里有什么东西在蠢动,紧接着是很轻微的一声脆响,从里面出来一只火鸟。它在火焰中停顿了一会儿,张开翅膀飞出了火炉。 原来这是一只会说话的凤凰。那地毯也不是普通的地毯,而是一条会飞的魔毯。孩子们怎么也没想到从地毯里面卷着的一个奇怪的蛋里竟然孵出了一只凤凰,这只凤凰又告诉他们,那条地毯也根本不是一条普通的地毯,而是一条能实现愿望的会飞的魔毯。于是,凤凰成了孩子们的好朋友。他们乘坐飞毯到世界各地历险。他们曾被困在没有顶的塔楼里;他们还把厨娘带到阳光灿烂的南方海滨,让她留在那里当女王;他们还到印度去帮妈妈的义卖市场搞到许多印度东西;地毯还帮他们带来199只波斯猫和一只母牛,弄得他们手忙脚乱……不过,谁要是以为,这两件稀奇的宝贝一定会给孩子们带来什么天大的好事,那他可就想错了。不知是孩子们许的愿有问题,还是魔毯有什么问题,每次许愿带来的结果总是出人意料而稀奇古怪。而聪明却又自负的凤凰,也让孩子们吃了不少苦头。

The Phoenix and the Carpet is a fantasy novel for children, written by E. Nesbit and first published in 1904. It is the second in a trilogy of novels that begins with Five Children and It (1902), and follows the adventures of the same five children: Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and the Lamb. Their mother buys the children a new carpet to replace one from the nursery that they have destroyed in an accidental fire. The children find an egg in the carpet, which hatches into a talking Phoenix. The Phoenix explains that the carpet is a magic one that will grant them three wishes a day. The five children go on many adventures, which eventually wears out their magic carpet. The adventures are continued and concluded in the third book of the trilogy, The Story of the Amulet (1906).

E·内斯比特(Edith Nesbit,1858年8月15日-1924年5月4日)英国小说作家和诗人,在儿童文学的出版上使用E. Nesbit为名。1878年她十七岁的时候,第一首诗发表在杂志上。她一生经济拮据。内斯比特儿童文学创作大体分两类:一类是小说,写现实生活的家庭冒险故事,代表作是描述关于巴斯塔布尔一家的《寻宝六人组合》、《闯祸的快乐少年》、《想做好孩子》三本书以及《铁路边的孩子们》,这类作品儿童性格刻画鲜明,家庭生活描写真切动人:另一类是童话、神奇故事,代表作有《五个孩子和一个怪物》、《魔堡》、《凤凰和飞毯》以及《四个孩子和一个护身符》等。这些故事悬念重重、曲折离奇、想像丰富,却理趣结合,给孩子以如临其境、真实可信的感觉。伊迪丝一直对她写给大人看的文学作品充满了自信,特别是诗歌,万万没有想到,使她获得国际声誉的却是她的儿童文学作品,它们已经成了儿童文学的经典作品。

Edith Nesbit (15 August 1858—4 May 1924) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on over 62 books of fiction for children. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later affiliated to the Labour Party. She created an innovative body of work that combined realistic, contemporary children in real-world settings with magical objects – what would now be classed as contemporary fantasy – and adventures and sometimes travel to fantastic worlds. Nesbit also wrote for adults, including eleven novels, short stories and four collections of horror stories.

So the table was moved back. And then the hole in the carpet, that had been near the window till the carpet was turned round, showed most awfully. But Anthea stole out on tip-toe, and got the tray when cook wasn't looking, and brought it in and put it over the hole. Then all the fireworks were put on the table, and each of the four children shut its eyes very tight and put out its hand and grasped something. Robert took a cracker, Cyril and Anthea had Roman candles; but Jane's fat paw closed on the gem of the whole collection, the Jack-in-the-box that had cost two shillings, and one at least of the party.

  • The Phoenix and the Carpet

  • CHAPTER 1. THE EGG

  • CHAPTER 2. THE TOPLESS TOWER

  • CHAPTER 3. THE QUEEN COOK

  • CHAPTER 4. TWO BAZAARS

  • CHAPTER 5. THE TEMPLE

  • CHAPTER 6. DOING GOOD

  • CHAPTER 7. MEWS FROM PERSIA

  • CHAPTER 8. THE CATS, THE COW, AND THE BURGLAR

  • CHAPTER 9. THE BURGLAR'S BRIDE

  • CHAPTER 10. THE HOLE IN THE CARPET

  • CHAPTER 11. THE BEGINNING OF THE END

  • CHAPTER 12. THE END OF THE END

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