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The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809-1882: With Original Omissions Restored

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Charles Darwin's Autobiography was first published in 1887, five years after his death. It was a bowdlerized edition: Darwin's family, attempting to protect his posthumous reputation, had deleted all the passages they considered too personal or controversial. The present complete edition did not appear until 1959, one hundred years after the publication of The Origin of Species. Upon its appearance, Loren Eiseley wrote:

"No man can pretend to know Darwin who does not know his autobiography. Here, for the first time since his death, it is presented complete and unexpurgated, as it exists in the family archives. It will prove invaluable to biographers and cast new light on the personality of one of the world's greatest scientists. Nora Barlow, Darwin's granddaughter, has proved herself a superb editor. Her own annotations make fascinating reading."

The daring and restless mind, the integrity and simplicity of Darwin's character are revealed in this direct and personal account of his life--his family, his education, his explorations of the natural world, his religion and philosophy. The editor has provided page and line references to the more important restored passages, and previously unpublished notes and letters on family matters and on the controversy between Samuel Butler appear in an appendix.

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The only complete edition.

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The only complete edition.

About the Author

Naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882) is the father of evolution. His groundbreaking The Origin of Species argued that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection. As much as anyone in the modern era, Darwin has changed the course of human thought.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393310696
Editor:
Barlow, Nora
Author:
Barlow, Nora
Author:
Darwin, Charles
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Naturalists
Subject:
Darwin, charles, 1809-1882
Subject:
Darwin, Charles
Subject:
Naturalists -- England -- Biography.
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 300
Publication Date:
19930931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.30x5.59x.57 in. .46 lbs.

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