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The Resource The Water-Babies

The Water-Babies

Label
The Water-Babies
Title
The Water-Babies
Statement of responsibility
Charles Kingsley ; illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith ; afterword by Peter Glassman
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Language
eng
Summary
The beloved Victorian children's tale now available in its original unabridged edition Instantly popular upon its initial publication in 1863, The Water Babies is at once a bewitching childhood fantasy and a skillfully woven moral allegory. Tom, a young chimney sweep, escapes his horrendous job and his cruel boss, Grimes, when fairies plunge him into a fantastical world under the sea. As he meets and befriends his fellow water babies, as well as all sorts of sea creatures, he begins to learn some valuable lessons. Much in demand by scholars, this authoritative new edition featuring the Victorian illustrations from early editions will charm children and adults alike. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
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Summary
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
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Writing style
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093075
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1819-1875
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Charles Kingsley
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1863-1935
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  • Smith, Jessie Willcox
  • Glassman, Peter
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True
Series statement
Books of wonder
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Fiction / Classics
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Water-Babies
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003582
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101575949
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Water-Babies
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003582
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101575949
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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