The Water-Babies : Flame Tree Collectable Classics - Charles Kingsley

The Water-Babies

By: Charles Kingsley

Hardcover | 26 January 2024

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Gift edition of Charles Kingsley's Victorian tale, a delightful new addition to the Flame Tree Collectable Classics. A stunning new edition with deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader. A masterpiece of nostalgia, Charles Kingsley's Victorian classic tells of Tom, a young chimney sweep who falls into a river and, becoming a water-baby, is guided back to humanity through a series of adventures, each with a moral lesson. Part of the fascination with the book today is the reflection of Victorian-era debates about poverty, working children and the eternal conflict between nature vs nurture. The FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library. AUTHOR: Charles Kingsley was a priest of the Church of England, a university professor, social reformer, historian, novelist and poet. He campaigned for workers rights and against poverty. He was a friend of Charles Darwin's ideas influenced his classic book, Water-Babies. Hardback, Deluxe edition, foiled and embossed, with gilded edges

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