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Charles Kingsley, his Letters and Memories of his Life

Charles Kingsley, his Letters and Memories of his Life

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Charles Kingsley (1819–75) is best remembered today as the author of the children's morality tale The Water Babies. This biography, written by his wife and published in 1877, draws on his letters to describe a man who saw his faith as being central to his life not only as an Anglican priest, but also as a historian, novelist and supporter of social reform. The two-volume work gives insights into the concerns and preoccupations of the intellectual classes of the mid-Victorian period. In Volume 2, Fanny Kingsley gives passionate support to her husband in the notorious controversy with J. H. Newman, provoked by an article in Macmillan's Magazine. Also included is an account of a tour of France, and letters in support of women's suffrage. In summing up his life, his wife writes, 'Many of his dreams – social, sanitary, and others – improbable as they seemed at the time, have been realised …'.

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ISBN-13: 9781108034852
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/10/2011
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies
Pages: 518
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

16. The father in his home; 17. 1857. Two Years Ago; 18. 1858. Eversley work; 19. 1859. Sanitary work; 20. 1860. Professorship of Modern History; 21. 1861–2. Cambridge; 22. 1863. Fellow of the Geological Society; 23. 1864–5. Illness; 24. 1866–7. Cambridge; 25. 1868. Attacks of the Press; 26. 1869–70. Resignation of Professorship; 27. 1871. Lecture on 'The Theology of the Future' at Sion College; 28. 1872. Opening of Chester Cathedral nave; 29. 1873–4. Harrow-on-the-Hill; 30. 1874–5. Return from America; Index.

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