The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley (1912)

S$92.00

The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley (1912)

S$92.00

Title: The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

Author: Charles Kingsley, Warwick Goble (illus)

Publisher: Macmillan & Co, 1912.

Condition: Hardcover, green decorative cloth. Corners bumped, boards lightly soiled, top of spine has closed tear, edgewear and bumping on spine. Interior is generally good, some strain to binding, mild yellowing, all 16 illustrations are present and beautiful.

1 in stock

Description

About the book:

The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children’s novel by the Reverend 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 book was extremely popular in England, and was a mainstay of British children’s literature for many decades, but eventually fell out of favour in part due to its prejudices (common at the time) against Irish, Jews, Americans, and the poor.

– from wikipedia.