The Water-Babies

    • 3.8 • 4 Ratings

Publisher Description

The protagonist is Tom, a young chimney sweep, who falls into a river after encountering an upper-class girl named Ellie and being chased out of her house. There he drowns and is transformed into a "water baby",[2] as he is told by a caddisfly—an insect that sheds its skin—and begins his moral education. The story is thematically concerned with Christian redemption, though Kingsley also uses the book to argue that England treats its poor badly, and to question child labour, among other themes.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1863
1 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
283
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
153
KB

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