The Water Babies: Illustrated

The Water Babies: Illustrated

by Charles Kingsley

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The Water Babies: Illustrated By Charles Kingsley.

On the surface, Charles Kingsley's 'The Water Babies' appears to be a traditional fairy tale complete with fairies, sea-beasts and talking animals.

The villains are the neglectful masters, violent schoolteachers and ignorant parents, who create a darkening world of terror from which, the hero Tom must escape by turning into a water baby.

However, upon entering a new world of underwater mystery, Tom must re-visit aspects of the human world in new magical forms, in order to correct his own weaknesses and become truly 'clean'.

Kingsley's novel is a heavily symbolic and didactic text that conveys horror to the Victorian evils represented through surprising methods of fairytale fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781514183267
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Pages: 146
Sales rank: 521,079
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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