The Water Babies Charles Kingsley


Published: 1984


371 pages


The Water Babies  by  Charles Kingsley

The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
1984 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 371 pages | ISBN: | 5.80 Mb

I have no idea what edition I read as a child, but I do know that I harbor huge nostalgia about the books weird adventures and pen and ink illustrations. Every time I see the title at a used book sale, I reflect on my childhood.Now as an adult, having read Goodreads reviews, I wonder what I would think of it. The implied tone of bigotry and morialist snake oil makes me pause about my rating.For now it gets my best. When I re-read it, I will likely be angry and ashamed!ETA: What I believe was designed to be an allegory for his son, was also a treatise of progressive thoughts of the day.I am so pleased to have re-read this book.

I was afraid that I would come to dislike it because of the criticism it receives for prejudices and moralizing. I think this aspect of the book is a good reflection of nineteenth century philosophical thought. However, Kingsleys scientific references make me believe that he was a progressive thinker for his time.The most wonderful and the strongest things in the world, you know, are just the things which no one can see.I took lots of notes during this read. There are so many good little moral lessons to reflect upon. I wonder how this little boy actually turned out when he became a man?

I couldt just write them all down. It would be like writing the book over again in long-hand.Guess Ill just have to read it again, perhaps an annotated version!My rating still stands at five stars!

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