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The Water-Babies (1863) has claim to being the most peculiar book ever to achieve the status of a children's classic. 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 top of this fantasy Kingsley grafts a series of digressions and comic asides, through which he comments on a range of contemporary issues.

This is the first edition to explore fully Kingsley's text, its variants, and its iconography, and to annotate the many references which enrich the story.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxi]-xxxii).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192822383
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford England ;
Author:
Kingsley, Charles
Author:
Alderson, Brian
Author:
null, Charles
Author:
null, Brian
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's Literature
Series:
World's classics
Series Volume:
no. 135
Publication Date:
19950330
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
music examples; 27 halftones
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
7.38 x 4.56 x 0.473 in 0.318 lb

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