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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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  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108034869

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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. Volume 1 covers the period until 1856, including Kingsley's precocious childhood and his witnessing of the Bristol Riots in 1831 that led to his support for social reform in adult life. Volume 2 includes Fanny Kingsley's account of her husband's notorious controversy with J. H. Newman, provoked by an article in Macmillan's Magazine.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108034869
    • dimensions: 216 x 138 x 61 mm
    • weight: 1.4kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Birth and parentage
    2. 1830–8. Live at Clovelly
    3. 1838–42. Life at Cambridge
    4. 1842. Reads for Holy Orders
    5. 1842–3. Curate life
    6. 1844–7. Marriage
    7. 1848. Publication of Saint's Tragedy
    8. 1849. Winter in Devonshire
    9. 1850–1. Resigns the office of clerk in orders at Chelsea
    10. 1851. Letters on university reform and teetotalism
    11. 1852. Strike in the iron-trade
    12. 1853. The rector in his church
    13. 1854. Torquay
    14. 1855. Bideford
    15. 1856. Winter at Farley Court. Volume 2:
    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

  • Author

    Charles Kingsley


    Frances Eliza Kingsley

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