- Author:Charles Kingsley
- Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd; 1st edition (October 1995)
- Subcategory:Genre Fiction
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First published in 1863, The Water Babies by Rev Charles Kingsley became a Victorian children's classic along . The Water Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby to give the book its complete title tells the story of Tom, a young orphan chimney-sweep in Victorian London.
First published in 1863, The Water Babies by Rev Charles Kingsley became a Victorian children's classic along with . Tom is apprenticed to the mean Mr Grimes, who employs such children to work in inhuman and often dangerous conditions, sweeping out the chimneys of large houses.
Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. New York Dodd, Mead & Company Publishers. The writing of the book was the outcome of a gentle reminder, atbreakfast one spring morning, of an old promise, to the effect that asthe three elder children had their book- The Heroes -the baby, myyoungest brother, then four years old, 'must have hi. My father madeno answer, 'but got up at once and went to his study, locking the door,'and in an hour came back with the first chapter of The Water-Babies inhis hand. At this pace and with the same ease the whole book wascomposed.
The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862–63 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863. It was written as part satire in support of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species.
The Water Babies book. When I read that Charles Kingsley and Charles Darwin had been friends, I was so disappointed. Why? Why didn't dear Mr. D pull aside Mr. K and gently offer a sort of "I say old boy!
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Charles Kingsley The Water-Babies. CHAPTER I. I heard a thousand blended notes, While in a grove I sate reclined; In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts Bring sad thoughts to the mind. That is a short name, and you have heard it before, so you will not have much trouble in remembering it. He lived in a great town in the North country, where there were plenty of chimneys to sweep, and plenty of money for Tom to earn and his master to spend. He could not read nor write, and did not care to do either; and he never washed himself, for there was no water up the court where he lived. He had never been taught to say his prayers.
Water-cresses, perhaps; or perhaps water-gruel, and water-milk; too many land-babies do so likewise. But we do not know what one-tenth of the water-things eat; so we are not answerable for the water-babies. And in the water-forest he saw the water-monkeys and water-squirrels (they had all six legs, though; everything almost has six legs in the water, except efts and water-babies); and nimbly enough they ran among the branches.
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Featured book article about The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley. The Water Babies, subtitled by its author as A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby, on closer examination has been seen as more than just a fairy tale by many. It can also be seen as a story rich in moral lessons and religious parallels. Written for his son Grenville, Charles Kingsley's popular fable was first serialised in MacMillan's Magazine on a monthly basis, from August 1862 through to March 1863. It was first published in book form in 1863 with two full page illustrations by J. Noel Paton. The Story: The book tells the story of Tom, a young chimney sweep, who is cruelly treated by his.