Who was Charles Kingsley? Formerly the University of Cambridge’s Regius Professor of History and a Priest of the Church of England, the 19th century British writer often evaded definition, known especially for his complex – but fascinating – character. On the OUPblog, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst celebrates the literary enigma behind the The Water-Babies, delving into an enchanted underwater realm where “sea-rock” is replaced by “sea-toffee,” and chimney sweeps navigate an imaginary world halfway between realism and fantasy. 
(via Happy birthday Charles Kingsley | OUPblog)

Who was Charles Kingsley? Formerly the University of Cambridge’s Regius Professor of History and a Priest of the Church of England, the 19th century British writer often evaded definition, known especially for his complex – but fascinating – character. On the OUPblog, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst celebrates the literary enigma behind the The Water-Babies, delving into an enchanted underwater realm where “sea-rock” is replaced by “sea-toffee,” and chimney sweeps navigate an imaginary world halfway between realism and fantasy. 

(via Happy birthday Charles Kingsley | OUPblog)