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The Water-Babies

The Water-Babies

by Charles Kingsley

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Overview

The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862-1863 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863. The book was extremely popular in England during its day, and was a mainstay of British children's literature for many decades.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627937375
Publisher: Start Classics
Publication date: 02/13/2015
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 151
Sales rank: 966,608
File size: 292 KB
Age Range: 6 - 18 Years

About the Author

Richard Kelly is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. He is the editor of the Broadview Editions of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Charles Kingsley: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

The Water-Babies

Appendix A: William Blake, “The Chimney Sweeper” from Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience (1789, 1794)

Appendix B: Matthew Arnold, “The Forsaken Merman” from The Strayed Reveller and Other Poems (1849)

Appendix C: From Heinrich Hoffman, Struwwelpeter (1845)

Appendix D: From Lewis Carroll, “The Mock-Turtle’s Story” in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

Appendix E: From Margaret Gatty, “Whereunto?” Parables From Nature (1861)

Appendix F: From Maria Susanna Cummins, The Lamplighter (1854)

Appendix G: From Samuel G. Goodrich, Peter Parley’s Method of Telling About Geography to Children (1831)

Appendix H: Reflections of Charles Kingsley on Nature and Sanitation

  1. From Charles Kingsley, Glaucus; or,The Wonders of the Shore (1855)
  2. From Charles Kingsley, Madame How and Lady Why or, First Lessons in Earth Lore for Children (1870)
  3. From Charles Kingsley, “Air-Mothers,” in Sanitary and Social Lectures and Essays (1880)
  4. From Letter XII

Appendix I: Joseph Noel Paton’s Illustrations for the First Edition of The Water-Babies (1863)

Appendix J: Reviews of The Water-Babies

  1. The Anthropological Review (November 1863)
  2. New York Times (25 December 1863)
  3. The Times (26 January 1864)
  4. The Times (12 December 1885)

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