The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby (Kessinger Legacy Reprints)

3.36 avg rating
( 6,084 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781169323407: The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby (Kessinger Legacy Reprints)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Among the most popular children’s books of the Victorian period, The Water-Babies continues to delight readers of all ages. It tells the story of a young boy named Tom, who escapes his harsh life as a chimney sweep by being transformed into a “water-baby.” His adventures underwater introduce him to strange animals, gentle fairies, and exotic seascapes, and Kingsley frequently digresses from the mythical narrative with his commentary on political and scientific topics. Many of Linley Sambourne’s remarkable illustrations from the 1886 edition are included in the text of the novel.

This Broadview edition reproduces the first edition of The Water-Babies, published in 1863. The appendices include a broad selection of other 19th-century children’s literature and excerpts from Kingsley’s essays on evolution, hygiene, and education.

About the Author:

CHARLES KINGSLEY (1819-1875), born in Devonshire, England, was a clergyman, novelist, and poet who began writing when he was five years old. He was much involved in the social reform movements of his time. His best-known works are Westward Ho! and the children's fantasy The Water-Babies.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

(No Available Copies)

Search Books:



Create a Want

If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!

Create a Want

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781853261480: The Water Babies (Wordsworth Children's Classics)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1853261483 ISBN 13:  9781853261480
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1999
Softcover

9780143105091: The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (Penguin Classics)

Pengui..., 2008
Softcover

9780486450001: The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (Dover Children's Classics)

Dover ..., 2006
Softcover

9781172337309: The water-babies: a fairy tale for a land-baby

Nabu P..., 2010
Softcover

9780831713522: Water Babies (Children's Treasury)

Galler..., 1990
Hardcover