The Rev. Charles Kingsley

Creator

Date

1872

Identifier

A.H. Reed Collection, Heritage Collection, Dunedin Public Library

Type

Publisher

London: ‘Vanity Fair’ Office

Abstract

Novelist and Anglican clergyman Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) is closely associated with the notion of ‘muscular Christianity’ (he preferred the term ‘Christian manliness’), a concept combining virtue and power. His most famous work, The Water-Babies (1863), brought together progressive ideas on evolution and social reform with a troubling prejudice against the Irish and people of African descent.

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Citation

Adriano Cecioni, “The Rev. Charles Kingsley,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed November 28, 2022, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10866.