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Two Years Ago

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ISBN-10: 1406528846

ISBN-13: 9781406528848

Edition: N/A

Authors: Charles Kingsley

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Work by Charles Kingsley, a prolific English novelist and author whose main power lay in his descriptive faculties. The descriptions of South American scenery in Westward Ho! (1855), of the North Devon scenery in Two Years Ago (1901), are brilliant; and the American scenery is even more vividly and more truthfully described when he had seen it only by the eye of his imagination than in his work At Last: A Christmas in the West Indies (1871).
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Book details

List price: $41.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.38" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

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…