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The water-babies

a fairy tale for land-baby

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Published by Macmillan & Co. in London .

About the Book

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 to his fantasy Kingsley grafts a series of digressions and comic asides, through which he comments on a range of contemporary issues.

About the Edition

The adventures of Tom, a sooty little chimney-sweep with a great longing to be clean, who is stolen by fairies and turned into a water-baby.

The Physical Object

Pagination 273 p., [33] leaves of plates :

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Open Library OL7103819M
Internet Archive waterbabiesfairy00king
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