The Water-Babies

The Water-Babies

by Charles Kingsley

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Overview

A beautifully packaged 150th-anniversary gift edition of a classic favorite

When Tom, a young chimney sweep, falls into a river and drowns, he is transformed from a 12-year-old boy who has known nothing but brutality and poverty into a "water-baby." In an underwater world surrounded by fairies, insects, and water nymphs, he soon discovers a new life of adventure and excitement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783752382631
Publisher: Outlook Verlag
Publication date: 08/03/2020
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 7 Years

About the Author

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) was a priest of the Church of England, university professor, historian and novelist. The Water-Babies was his most famous novel. Mabel Lucie Attwell (1879-1964) illustrated Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and The Water-Babies.

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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