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Mr. Darwin's shooter

Author: Roger McDonald
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 1999, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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At age fifteen, Syms Covington became Charles Darwin's manservant. For seven years, he shot and collected hundreds of specimens which helped Darwin formulate his theory of evolution. As a crusty, middle-aged man now settled in Australia, beset by guilt resulting from his conservative Christian upbringing, Covington awaits his copy of The Origin of Species and wonders what part he played in this monumental work.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Adventure fiction
Biographical fiction
Named Person: Syms Covington; Charles Darwin; Syms Covington; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger McDonald
ISBN: 087113733X 9780871137333 9780802143563 0802143563
OCLC Number: 320628330
Description: 365 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Roger McDonald.

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This work chronicles the life of Syms Covington, who becomes Charles Darwin's shooter and collector of specimens, from his early maritime adventures to his later years, as he awaits his copy of "The  Read more...

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