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Kingsley, Charles

Born: 12-7-1819 at Holne Vicarage, Devon, England
Died: 23-1-1875

Summary of Biography

English novelist, clergyman and professor. Kingsley was one of the founders of the Christian Socialist Movement, and firmly believed in social welfare and democracy. His writings and teachings led to social development in Britain.

Biography

Charles Kingsley was a professor of history, a novelist, and a parish priest.  He wrote about Greek mythology and evolution - he was one of the first intellectuals to praise Darwin.  His novels chief strength is their vivid natural description.  Kingsley was associated with the Christian Socialism movement and with the phrase 'muscular Christianity,' which he detested.  A remark of his denigrating Catholic clergy led to John Henry Newman's Apologia Pro Vita Sua.

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This section contains 41 books
Yeast: A Problem
Yeast: A Problem


UK£ 19.99
Women and Politics & Limits of Exact Science as Applied to History
Women and Politics & Limits of Exact Science as Applied to History


UK£ 16.99
Westward Ho!
Westward Ho!


UK£ 44.98
Westminster Sermons with a Preface
Westminster Sermons with a Preface


UK£ 19.99
The Water of Life and Other Sermons
The Water of Life and Other Sermons


UK£ 16.99
Two Years Ago
Two Years Ago


UK£ 39.98
Twenty-Five Village Sermons
Twenty-Five Village Sermons


UK£ 16.99
True Words for Brave Men
True Words for Brave Men


UK£ 16.99
Town Geology
Town Geology


UK£ 16.99
Town and Country Sermons
Town and Country Sermons


UK£ 19.99
Sermons on National Subjects
Sermons on National Subjects


UK£ 24.99
Sermons for the Times
Sermons for the Times


UK£ 19.99
Scientific Lectures and Essays
Scientific Lectures and Essays


UK£ 16.99
Sanitary and Social Lectures and Essays
Sanitary and Social Lectures and Essays


UK£ 16.99
The Saint's Tragedy
The Saint's Tragedy


UK£ 16.99
Prose Idylls
Prose Idylls


UK£ 16.99
Plays and Puritans
Plays and Puritans


UK£ 16.99
Phaethon
Phaethon


UK£ 16.99
Out of the Deep
Out of the Deep


UK£ 16.99
Literary and General Lectures and Essays
Literary and General Lectures and Essays


UK£ 19.99
Hypatia
Hypatia


UK£ 24.99
Historical Lectures and Essays
Historical Lectures and Essays


UK£ 16.99
The Hermits
The Hermits


UK£ 19.99
Hereward, The Last of The English
Hereward, The Last of The English


UK£ 24.99
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