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By: Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)

The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley The Water-Babies

First published in 1863, The Water Babies by Rev Charles Kingsley became a Victorian children's classic along with J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan and Lewis Caroll's Alice books. It is an endearing and entertaining novel that can equally be enjoyed by adult readers as well. However, it fell out of favor in later years since it contained many ideas that are considered politically incorrect and offensive today from a humanitarian perspective. The Water Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby to give the book its complete title tells the story of Tom, a young orphan chimney-sweep in Victorian London...

The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children by Charles Kingsley The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children

The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children by Charles Kingsley is a collection of three Greek mythology stories: Perseus, The Argonauts, and Theseus. The author had a great fondness for Greek fairy tales and believed the adventures of the characters would inspire children to achieve higher goals with integrity.

Hypatia by Charles Kingsley Hypatia

Charles Kingsley (June 12 1819 - January 23 1875) was an English divine, university professor, historian, and novelist, particularly associated with the West Country and north-east Hampshire. As a novelist, his chief power lay in his descriptive faculties, which are evident in this novel as he pictures the Egyptian desert and the ancient city Alexandria. Hypatia, 1st published in 1853, is set in 5th Century A.D. Egypt. It centers upon a young orphan monk from a desert monastery who feels called to continue his religious life in the city...

Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley Madam How and Lady Why

Did you ever wish you knew how to explain natural phenomena such as earthquakes and volcanoes to your children? Search no more, this book has all the answers (at least all the ones that were known in 1869) and gives them in a pedagogical way. Listed on the Ambleside homeschooling list.

Book cover The Saint's Tragedy
Book cover Westward Ho!, or, the voyages and adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough, in the county of Devon, in the reign of her most glorious majesty Queen Elizabeth
Book cover Hereward, the Last of the English
Book cover Health and Education
Book cover Scientific Essays and Lectures
Book cover Historical Lectures and Essays
Book cover Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography
Book cover Westminster Sermons with a Preface
Book cover At Last
Book cover The Ancien Regime
Book cover Froude's History of England
Book cover All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
Book cover Sermons for the Times
Book cover Town and Country Sermons
Book cover Discipline and Other Sermons
Book cover Alexandria and Her Schools; four lectures delivered at the Philosophical Institution, Edinburgh
Book cover Daily Thoughts selected from the writings of Charles Kingsley by his wife
Book cover Twenty-Five Village Sermons
Book cover The Water of Life and Other Sermons
Book cover Yeast: a Problem
Book cover Sermons on National Subjects
Book cover Town Geology
Book cover True Words for Brave Men A Book for Soldiers' and Sailors' Libraries
Book cover The Hermits
Book cover Andromeda and Other Poems
Book cover Glaucus, or the Wonders of the Shore
Book cover Sir Walter Raleigh and His Time
Book cover The Gospel of the Pentateuch
Book cover Out of the Deep Words for the Sorrowful
Book cover Literary and General Lectures and Essays
Book cover Prose Idylls, New and Old
Book cover Lectures Delivered in America in 1874
Book cover The Good News of God
Book cover Plays and Puritans
Book cover David
Book cover Sanitary and Social Lectures, etc
Book cover Two Years Ago, Volume I
Book cover Women and Politics
Book cover Two Years Ago, Volume II.
Book cover Phaethon
Book cover The Roman and the Teuton A Series of Lectures delivered before the University of Cambridge

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