He explained that " Christian socialism ," meant cooperative enterprise and morality in social action. Kingsley became the ardent and often controversial spokesman for the movement, and called on the upper classes to take part in the needed reforms. His series in The Christian Socialist on 'Bible Politics' aimed to show that democracy is an idea from the Bible and is in the cause of God.
Kingsley liked to visit Yorkshire and was a friend of Bradford education reformer, W. E Forster. Kingsley became a best-selling author with his novel Westward Ho! It first appeared in serial form in Macmillan's Magazine before being published as a book in It is a story of a boy named Tom who is employed as a chimney-sweep, runs away and plunges into an aquatic world. The book is by no means a straightforward one. It has been described as fantasy or science fiction, and also as a comment on the evolutionary theories of his friend Charles Darwin whose On the Origin of Species he had read and approved of on its publication in The year after The Water Babies was published, the UK Parliament began the process that led to the Chimney Sweepers Regulation Act, which outlawed using children for this form of work.
Kingsley shared many of the interest of his friend Darwin, and wrote Glaucus in , a book on the natural history of rock pools. Kingsley's novel Westward Ho!
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