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Madam How And Lady Why; Or, First Lessons In Earth Lore For Children

By: Charles Kingsley
Published By: Double9 Books
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It is a science book from the 1860s written in poetic and imaginative language that makes the reader feel as though they are seeing a father teach his son all about the world around him. This old science book made an interesting effort to reconcile faith and reason. The best ideas, the worst ideas, and generally decent ideas are all present in this book, including the chapters on eyes and no eyes, analysis vs. synthesis, and others (geological descriptions). The emotional response could be the last topic. Kingsley discusses this in both the above-described spiritual aspects and in the practical sense of using scientific knowledge to help others. According to Kingsley, Lady Why, who is also a "fairy," is someone "whom we can barely hope to meet" because she is "so beautiful, and yet so horrible (awe-ful) too." Madam How, however, is a "fairy" who "will let us watch her at her work." Lady Why is the master of Madam How, and they both have a nameless Master.

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Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley was a broad church priest of the Church of England, a university lecturer, a social reformer, a historian, a novelist, and a poet. He lived from 12 June 1819 to 23 January 1875. He is known for his involvement in Christian socialism, the working men's college, and the establishment of labor cooperatives, which were unsuccessful but inspired later labor reforms. He was Charles Darwin's friend and correspondent. The eldest child of the Reverend Charles Kingsley and his wife, Mary Lucas Kingsley, Kingsley was born in Holne, Devon. Both his sister Charlotte Chanter (1828-1882) and brother Henry Kingsley (1830-1876) were writers. He was the uncle of the explorer and scientist Mary Kingsley and the father of the novelist Lucas Malet (Mary St. Leger Kingsley, 1852–1931). (1862–1900). The early years of Charles Kingsley were spent in Barnack, Northamptonshire, and Clovelly, Devon, where his father served as Curate from 1826 to 1832 and Rector from 1832 to 1836. Before attending King's College London and the University of Cambridge, he received his education at Bristol Grammar School and Helston Grammar School. Charles enrolled in Cambridge's Magdalene College in 1838 and earned his degree there in 1842.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 188 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357480943
  • ISBN-13: 9789357480949
  • Item Weight: 225.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 10.6 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics ,Fiction / Literary