The Water-Babies

The Water-Babies

A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

by Charles Kingsley and Richard Kelly

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 15/05/2008

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Among the most popular children's books of the Victorian period, The Water-Babies continues to delight readers of all ages. It tells the story of a young boy named Tom, who escapes his harsh life as a chimney sweep by being transformed into a "water-baby." His adventures underwater introduce him to strange animals, gentle fairies, and exotic seascapes, and Kingsley frequently digresses from the mythical narrative with his commentary on political and scientific topics. Many of Linley Sambourne's remarkable illustrations from the 1886 edition are included in the text of the novel.

This Broadview edition reproduces the first edition of The Water-Babies, published in 1863. The appendices include a broad selection of other 19th-century children's literature and excerpts from Kingsley's essays on evolution, hygiene, and education.
ISBN:
9781551117737
9781551117737
Category:
Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
15-05-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Broadview Press Ltd
Country of origin:
Canada
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x18mm
Weight:
0.44kg
Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley was a priest, university professor, historian and novelist.

The Water-Babies was his most famous novel and was originally written and published as a serial in Macmillan's Magazine from 1862-1863 before being published in its entirety as a book in 1863.

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