Charles Kingsley

(1819—1875) novelist, Church of England clergyman, and controversialist

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Vicar of Eversley (Hants), social reformer, novelist, and ‘muscular Christian’. Influenced by F. D. Maurice and Thomas Carlyle, Kingsley became a leading spirit in the Christian socialist movement of 1848–54, and under the pseudonym ‘Parson Lot’ contributed to Politics for the People (1848) and The Christian Socialist (1850–1). His novels Yeast (1848) and Alton Locke (1850) were sympathetic middle‐class descriptions of working‐class life.

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