The House of Arden

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The House of Arden
House of Arden cover.jpg
Early edition cover
AuthorEdith Nesbit
IllustratorH. R. Millar
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreFantasy, Children's Novel
PublisherT. Fisher Unwin
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Followed byHarding's Luck 

The House of Arden is a novel for children, written in 1908 by English author Edith Nesbit.

Plot summary[edit]

Two impoverished children, Edred and Elfrida Arden, inherit the decrepit Arden Castle and search for the lost family fortune that will allow them to rebuild it. With the assistance of the magical Mouldiwarp, they travel back in time to earlier periods of English history, searching for clues.

Allusions and references in The House of Arden[edit]

During their journeys into the past, the children encounter several historical events:

The final episode, in which the children rescue their father from a lost civilization in South America, is reminiscent of the legends of El Dorado and other Cities of Gold.

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