The House of Arden

The House of Arden is a novel for children written by the English author E. Nesbit and published in 1908.

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

Plot summaryEdit

A boy named Edred Arden inherits the title of Lord Arden and the dilapidated Arden Castle. He and his sister Elfrida search for the lost treasure of the Ardens and, with the help of the magical Mouldiwarp, they travel back in time searching for clues. The past events they witness include

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.


A sequel, Harding's Luck, was published in 1909.

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