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The water-babies

Author: Charles Kingsley; Brian Alderson
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Series: World's classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story follows Tom in his land-life as a climbing boy for a chimney-sweep and in his after-life as a water-baby, where he gains redemption from selfishness as well as from drudgery. On to this fantasy Kingsley grafts a series of digressions and comic asides, through which he comments on a range of contemporary issues. Kingsley ostensibly wrote The Water-Babies for his infant son, but its erratic flights of fancy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fairy tales
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Fantastic fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Kingsley; Brian Alderson
ISBN: 0192822381 9780192822383
OCLC Number: 30075274
Description: xxxvi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Series Title: World's classics.
Responsibility: Charles Kingsley ; edited with an introduction by Brian Alderson.
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Written in 1863, this fantasy rapidly achieved the status of a children's classic. This paperback edition includes notes which explore fully Kingsley's original text, its variants and iconography.  Read more...

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