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How many books did Enid Blyton write?
This is easily the most asked question about our beloved author, and it's amazing how many different answers there are. The truth is, it depends on what you mean by "book." Do you mean novels? Short story compilations? Character books? Non-fiction nature books? The following numbers are shamelessly borrowed from the Enid Blyton Society's database and updated real-time. For a far more detailed analysis, visit the Society's immense Cave of Books.
Note: Enid is credited with over 10,900 short stories, poems and plays throughout her career, but some were used many times so the actual number is more like 7500. Check out this comprehensive, detailed listing.
247 character books
906 short story series books
266 education books
201 recreation books
174 continuation books
284 Enid Blyton contributions
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December 4, 2013 - James Bullard says: Wonder if anyone can help with the name of the book which features a ghost called the Dauphiness? .
Fatty says: I don't think Enid ever wrote about a dauphiness (the wife of the eldest son of the king of France).
December 3, 2013 - Stephen Isabirye says: Milsy, I am glad to inform you that I try analyzing Enid Blyton's ambiguous relationship with America (USA) in an article, sub-titled, "Enid Blyton and America," in the chapter, "Familial Politics,'"that incidentally appears in my book on Enid Blyton, titled, The Famous Five: A Personal Anecdotage.
December 1, 2013 - C Ford says: I have loved Enid Blyton books since a nine year old. I was very behind in reading and writing and I got my first Famous Five book my mum got from a jumble sale, well that was it magic adventure old ruined castles. Hidden passage ways mild peril what more can a child want : -D.
Fatty says: What more, indeed. Enid would be proud of you (and your mum).
December 1, 2013 - Nimah Mirza says: Enid Blyton is my favorite author many people think that she is just a regular person but I think that she is a Magical writer who takes me on many adventures!!
Fatty says: I'd never refer to her as 'regular'. Extraordinary fits the bill for me!
December 1, 2013 - Mehul says: Eight to ten million copies? Wasn't it sixty million? .
Fatty says: If you read more closely, Mehul, you will see Shagufta was quoting annual sales.
November 29, 2013 - Ana Asif says: Pier Master, I've never heard of Enid's work getting translated into 3300 languages. I'm sure 90 is more accurate. Anyway, you can always rely on Wikipedia.
Fatty says: In 2007, Shagufta Naaz wrote this on the Yahoo Blyton Group website:
"Almost four decades after her death, Blyton's books continue to sell at a rate of 8 to 10 million copies every year and her readers, who are scattered as far apart as Auckland and Zambia, read them in over 40 different languages. The UNESCO's Index Translationum puts Enid fifth on the list of 'most translated authors of the world'; one step ahead of Shakespeare who ranks at number six." (Originally published in DAWN)
November 28, 2013 - Pier Master says: I printed off a free family quiz telling me that Enid Blytons works have been translated into 3300 different languages, Wikipedia tells me 90, does anyone have the correct answer? .
Fatty says: Not me!
November 26, 2013 - Milsy says: Were Enid Blyton books ever sold in America? Why wasn't she as popular here as other countries? .
Bets says: I cannot really say why. However, the only Enid Blyton book to win an award was "Mystery Island", which was the American title for "The Island of Adventure".
Fatty says: American towns and cities have little in common with sleepy British villages, where most of the stories were set. Much of Enid's foreign popularity was in the Indian sub-continent, which was influenced greatly by Great Britain.
November 25, 2013 - Fatty says:Sorry, but the link we put up for Baffled Chanter's blog post didn't work - it's now fixed! .
November 24, 2013 - Nabeela says: I must say its quite extraordinary how Enid Blyton makes up these stories!! What's your opinion Bets? You are my favourite character in the Five Find Outers!
Bets says: Thank you for the high place of honour, Nabeela! I think Enid had a wonderful imagination, and her days as a school teacher probably helped as well, because storytelling, and doing it well, are very important qualities that good teachers must possess. Enid seemed to have a natural talent with that!
November 24, 2013 - Tinky says: I have been enjoying the fan fiction Lynton-Martin stories, but it seems a shame to extract Blyton's characters and put them into the divorces of life! Perhaps the five find-outer continuations were a bit fanciful but they were more Blytonish.
November 23, 2013 - Danielle says: I love Enid Blyton and have enjoyed reading her books from an early age! Thanks.
November 21, 2013 - Brian Smith says: I have been enjoying Stuart Tresilian's brilliant illustrations in the first editions of the Adventure series and have counted a total of 362 illustrations in the eight books, What a shame they are not used in newer editions.
Bets says: It is indeed a pity, Brian.
November 21, 2013 - Baffled Chanter says: Hello. I was,am and have always been a Blyton fan. Her books and the stories that she weaved with her characters were my constant companions throughout my childhood. Though her memory had taken a backseat as I got caught up in the hassles of growing up, her books have taught me the magic of words and the beauty of imagination. Thank you Ms Blyton. I've tried to pen down my thoughts on her in a humble blog post. Do check it out if its not too much to ask. : ).
November 14, 2013 - Paul says: Did Enid ever make any predictions about life in the future in any of her stories? .