The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby was first published in 1863. We feature the 1922 edition illustrated by Warwick Goble. A Wordsworth, Longfellow, or Coleridge verse closes each chapter. Kingsley's preface:
I heard a thousand blended notes, While in a grove I sate reclined; In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts Bring sad thoughts to the mind. To her fair works did Nature link The human soul that through me ran; And much it grieved my heart to think, What man has made of man. -Wordsworth
This book is featured in our collection of Books for Young Readers.