The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 1: 1821-1836

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 1: 1821-1836

by Charles Darwin, Frederick Burkhardt, Sydney Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521255872

ISBN-13: 9780521255875

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume inaugurates a complete edition of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. For the first time full authoritative texts of Darwin's letters are available, edited according to modern textual editorial principles and practice. The first volume of the edition contains the letters of the years 1821–1836. They begin with one written to Darwin at the age of

Overview

This volume inaugurates a complete edition of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. For the first time full authoritative texts of Darwin's letters are available, edited according to modern textual editorial principles and practice. The first volume of the edition contains the letters of the years 1821–1836. They begin with one written to Darwin at the age of twelve and continue through his school days at Shrewsbury, his two years as a medical student at Edinburgh, the undergraduate years at Cambridge, and his five years of exploration and learning during the voyage of the Beagle. These were Darwin's years of initiation and preparation for a life of science. In the earliest letters Darwin appears already keenly interested in natural history and an avid collector of minerals, plants, marine invertebrates, and insects - especially beetles. The letters of the succeeding years tell the story of the young Darwin's development up to his return to England when, at the age of twenty-seven, he was received as a colleague by Charles Lyell, Adam Sedgwick, and other leading scientists, who had already heard of his discoveries and observations during the Beagle voyage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521255875
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Series:
Correspondence of Charles Darwin Series , #1
Pages:
702
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.57(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of letters; Introduction; Acknowledgments; List of provenances; Note on editorial policy; Darwin/Wedgwood genealogy; Abbreviations and symbols; The correspondence, 1821–36; Appendixes; Manuscript alterations and comments; Bibliography; Biography; Biographical register and index to correspondents; Index.

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