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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin 3 Volume Paperback Set : Including an Autobiographical Chapter

By: Darwin, Charles Darwin, Sir Francis(Edited by)

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Darwin, Evolution and Genetics series
1108003427 / 9781108003421
Mixed media product
576.82092
24/09/2009
Stock expected by 01/03/2020
United Kingdom
325 x 250 mm, 2000 grams 1245 pages
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This three-volume life of Charles Darwin, published five years after his death, was edited by his son Francis, who was his father's collaborator in experiments in botany and who after his death took on the responsibility of overseeing the publication of his remaining manuscript works and letters.

In the preface to the first volume, Francis Darwin explains his editorial principles: 'In choosing letters for publication I have been largely guided by the wish to illustrate my father's personal character.

But his life was so essentially one of work, that a history of the man could not be written without following closely the career of the author.' Among the family history, anecdotes and reminiscences of scientific colleagues is a short autobiographical essay which Charles Darwin wrote for his children and grandchildren, rather than for publication.

This account of Darwin the man has never been bettered.

BIC:

BGHA Autobiography: historical, political & military, PSAJ Evolution

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