Author: Charles Kingsley

The Water Babies

Work by Charles Kingsley, a prolific English novelist and author whose main power lay in his descriptive faculties. Kingsley’s concern for social reform is illustrated in his great classic, The Water-Babies (1863), a kind of fairytale about a boy chimney-sweep, which retained its popularity well into the 20th century.

Two Years Ago

Work by Charles Kingsley, a prolific English novelist and author whose main power lay in his descriptive faculties. The descriptions of South American scenery in Westward Ho! (1855), of the North Devon scenery in Two Years Ago (1901), are brilliant; and the American scenery is even more vividly and more truthfully described when he had […]

The Heroes, or, Greek Fairy Tales for My Children

Work by Charles Kingsley, a prolific English novelist and author whose main power lay in his descriptive faculties. Kingsley’s interest in history spilled over into his writings, which include The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children (1856), a children’s book about Greek mythology, and several historical novels, of which the best known are […]

The Good News of God

Work by Charles Kingsley, a prolific English novelist and author whose main power lay in his descriptive faculties. Kingsley wrote poetry and political articles, as well as several volumes of sermons. Work by Charles Kingsley, a prolific English novelist and author whose main power lay in his descriptive faculties. Kingsley wrote poetry and political articles, […]

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