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The autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809-1882 : with original omissions restored

Author: Charles Darwin; Nora Barlow
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Darwin; Nora Barlow
ISBN: 0393310698 9780393310696
OCLC Number: 61718684
Notes: Originally published: Autobiography. London : Collins, 1958. originally published as a Norton paperback 1969; reissued 2005 with different pagination.
"Norton paperback editions"--Page [2].
Description: 210 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: edited with appendix and notes by his grand-daughter, Nora Barlow.

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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 Darwin and Samuel Butler appear in an appendix.--Publisher website.

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