The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby by Charles Kingsley

The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862–63 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863. It was written as part satire in support of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species. The book was extremely popular in England, and was a mainstay of British children's literature for many decades, but eventually fell out of favour in part due to its prejudices (common at the time) against Irish, Jews, Catholics, and Americans.

The 1163rd greatest fiction book of all time


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The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (Broadview Editions) by Charles Kingsley (2008-05-30) Paperback 6839016 $45.26 $11.12
THE WATER BABIES a Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby Hardcover 14834766 $5.95
Water Babies: Childrens Classics Hardcover 5080439 $12.95 $2.74 1986
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The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby Audible Audiobook 226697 $4.95 2012
The Water Babies Kindle Edition 1620035 2018
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The Water Babies: The Fairy Tale for a Land-baby (Puffin Classics) Kindle Edition 1673210 1995
The Water-Babies (Books of Wonder) Hardcover 2564119 $120.17 $2.97 1997
The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (Dover Children's Classics) by Charles Kingsley (2006-06-16) Mass Market Paperback 6624921 $15.34 $6.05
The Water-Babies : complete with original Illustration (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 972789 2015
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The Water-Babies Hardcover 5526459 $27.95 $25.92 2007
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The Water-Babies Paperback 2248532 $19.99 $6.38 2011
The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (Macmillan Collector's Library Book 72) Kindle Edition 860265 2016
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The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby; Abridged (Puffin Classics) Paperback 12885482 $22.98 $0.26 1986
The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition 1852169 2008
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The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (Penguin Classics) Paperback 1297594 $8.83 $1.40 2008
The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (Dover Children's Classics) Kindle Edition 2029474 2013
The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (Macmillan Collector's Library) Hardcover 1827688 $6.62 $5.54 2016
The Water-Babies - A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby - Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson Paperback 7385595 $31.99 $42.80 2017
The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (Annotated) Kindle Edition 494945 2017
The Water Babies: A Fairy Story for a Land Baby Hardcover 2785140 $15.00
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The Water-Babies (a Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby) Paperback 1525787 $3.99 $4.49 2008
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The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby Hardcover 8363066 $25.95 2016
The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (Dover Children's Classics) Paperback 3002196 $8.00 $3.10 2006