寻宝人的故事
The Story of the Treasure Seekers

  • 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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The Story of the Treasure Seekers was the first novel for children by Nesbit; it and her later novels exerted considerable influence on subsequent English children's literature, most notably Arthur Ransome's books and C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. The American writer Edward Eager was also influenced by this and other Nesbit books, most notably in his Half Magic series, where he mentions the Bastable children and other Nesbit characters as heroes of his characters. Nesbit's influence on other British and American children's literature rests largely on the following motifs: her protagonists are a set or sets of siblings from a separated or incomplete family who must (or prefer to) amuse themselves alone while on holiday. Through magic or complex imaginative play, the children face perils that they overcome through pluck. Another notable feature is the depiction of the realistic quarrels and faults of the children.

《寻宝人的故事》主要内容是巴斯特葆家的六个孩子,多拉、奥斯瓦尔德、迪基、艾丽斯、诺尔和H .O.,他们聪明、活泼、顽皮、善良。在经历了妈妈去世、家业衰败、无法上学后,为了重振自己家族,他们想出了各种办法寻找宝藏。先是异想天开地在花园里挖宝,接着又模仿福尔摩斯做侦探,又把自己写的诗歌卖给报纸,后来又自己出版报纸,还有卖酒,企图劫持人质等等一系列看似荒唐却又充满童真的故事。每次行动都以滑稽和有趣的结局而落幕。然而,在这个过程中,他们认识了更多的朋友,明白了更多的道理。在最后一次行动中,他们结识了一位印第安叔叔,于是他们的生活发生了变化。他不仅将孩子们都接到他的家里居住,并且还帮助他们的爸爸恢复了他的生意。

The Story of the Treasure Seekers is a novel by E. Nesbit. First published in 1899, it tells the story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius (H. O.) Bastable, and their attempts to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family. The novel's complete name is The Story of the Treasure Seekers: Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune. The story is told from a child's point of view. The narrator is Oswald, but on the first page he announces: "It is one of us that tells this story – but I shall not tell you which: only at the very end perhaps I will. While the story is going on you may be trying to guess, only I bet you don't." However, his occasional lapse into first person, and the undue praise he likes to heap on himself, makes his identity obvious to the attentive reader long before he reveals it himself.

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。1880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 64 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.

And all the time, whenever we went to the Cedars, there was all sorts of silly fuss going on about the beastly wedding; boxes coming from London with hats and jackets in, and wedding presents–all glassy and silvery, or else brooches and chains–and clothes sent down from London to choose from. I can't think how a lady can want so many petticoats and boots and things just because she's going to be married. No man would think of getting twenty-four shirts and twenty-four waistcoats, and so on, just to be married in. "It's because they're going to Rome, I think," Alice said, when we talked it over before the fire in the kitchen the day Mrs. Pettigrew went to see her aunt, and we were allowed to make toffee. "You see, in Rome you can only buy Roman clothes, and I think they're all stupid bright colours–at least I know the sashes are. You stir now, Oswald. My face is all burnt black."

  • CHAPTER 1. THE COUNCIL OF WAYS AND MEANS

  • CHAPTER 2. DIGGING FOR TREASURE

  • CHAPTER 3. BEING DETECTIVES

  • CHAPTER 4. GOOD HUNTING

  • CHAPTER 5. THE POET AND THE EDITOR

  • CHAPTER 6. NOEL'S PRINCESS

  • CHAPTER 7. BEING BANDITS

  • CHAPTER 8. BEING EDITORS

  • CHAPTER 9. THE G. B.

  • CHAPTER 10. LORD TOTTENHAM

  • CHAPTER 11. CASTILIAN AMOROSO

  • CHAPTER 12. THE NOBLENESS OF OSWALD

  • CHAPTER 13. THE ROBBER AND THE BURGLAR

  • CHAPTER 14. THE DIVINING-ROD

  • CHAPTER 15. 'LO, THE POOR INDIAN!'

  • CHAPTER 16. THE END OF THE TREASURE-SEEKING

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