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The Water-Babies (Oxford World's Classics) By Charles Kingsley. Brian Alderson
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    Category Type
    Novels & Stories
    ISBN
    9780199685455
    Book Language
    English
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Category Type
    Novels & Stories
    ISBN
    9780199685455
    Book Language
    English
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Item EAN
    2724341775547
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    Author
    Charles Kingsley. Brian Alderson
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    Paperback
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    • Book Name: The Water-Babies (Oxford World's Classics)
    • Author: Charles Kingsley. Brian Alderson
    • ISBN: 9780199685455
    • Publisher:Oxford University Press
    • Description: this is all a fairy tale...and, therefore, you are not to believe a word of it, even if it is true' The Water-Babies (1863) is one
    • Book Name: The Water-Babies (Oxford World's Classics)
    • Author: Charles Kingsley. Brian Alderson
    • ISBN: 9780199685455
    • Publisher:Oxford University Press
    • Description: this is all a fairy tale...and, therefore, you are not to believe a word of it, even if it is true' The Water-Babies (1863) is one of the strangest and most powerful children's stories ever written. In describing the underwater adventures of Tom, a chimney-sweeper's boy who is transformed into a water-baby after he drowns, Charles Kingsley combined comic fantasy and moral fable to extraordinary effect. Tom's encounters with friendly fish, curious lobsters, and characters such as Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby are both an exciting fairy tale and a crash course in evolutionary theory. They also reflect the quirky imagination of one of the great Victorian eccentrics. Tom's adventures are constantly interrupted by Kingsley's sideswipes at contemporary issues such as child labor, and they offer a rich satiric take on the great scientific debates of the day. This edition reprints the original complete version of the story, and includes a lively introduction, detailed explanatory notes, and an appendix that reprints Kingsley's first attempt to describe the mysterious creatures that live under the sea. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
 

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