Sanitary and Social Lectures and Essays

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Dec 11, 2008 - Social Science - 276 pages
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Contents

WOMANS WORK IN A COUNTRY PARISH
1
THE SCIENCE OF HEALTH
16
THE TWO BREATHS
40
THRIFT
65
NAUSICAA IN LONDON OR THE LOWER EDUCATION OF WOMEN 93 THE AIRMOTHERS
113
THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE
145
GREAT CITIES AND THEIR INFLUENCE FOR GOOD AND EVIL
162
HEROISM
197
THE MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS
226
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Charles Kingsley, a clergyman of the Church of England, who late in his life held the chair of history at Cambridge University, wrote mostly didactic historical romances. He put the historical novel to new use, not to teach history, but to illustrate some religious truth. Westward Ho! (1855), his best-known work, is a tale of the Spanish main in the days of Queen Elizabeth I. Hypatia: New Foes with Old Faces (1853) is the story of a pagan girl-philosopher who was torn to pieces by a Christian mob. The story is strongly anti-Roman Catholic.. Hereward the Wake, or The Watchful Hereward the Wake, or The Watchful (1866) is a tale of a Saxon outlaw. The Water-Babies (1863), written for Kingsley's youngest child, "would be a tale for children were it not for the satire directed at the parents of the period," said Andrew Lang. Alton Locke (1850) and Yeast (1851) reflect Kingsley's leadership in "muscular Christianity" and his dramatization of social issues.

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