|Product Name||The Water-Babies (The World's Classics)|
|Category||Book / Magazine / Publication|
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|Price New||57.99 US Dollars (curriencies)|
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|Width||0.47 inches (convert)|
|Height||7.38 inches (convert)|
|Length||4.56 inches (convert)|
|Long Description||The Water-Babies (1863) has claim to being the most peculiar book ever to achieve the status of a children's classic. The story follows Tom in his land-life as a climbing boy for a chimney sweep and in his after-life as a water-baby, where he gains redemption from selfishness as well as from drudgery. On top of this fantasy Kingsley grafts a series of digressions and comic asides, through which he comments on a range of contemporary issues. This is the first edition to explore fully Kingsley's text, its variants, and its iconography, and to annotate the many references which enrich the story.|
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