Emma Darwin, Wife of Charles Darwin

Emma Darwin, Wife of Charles Darwin

by H. E. Litchfield (Editor)


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This remarkable collection of private correspondence between Emma Darwin and members of her family, published in 1904, provides the reader with an enjoyable and informative account of prosperous middle-class life in the Victorian period, as well as a picture of an amusing, educated, and caring woman. Emma Darwin (1808-1896) was especially remembered for her patience and fortitude in dealing with her husband's long term illness, which became apparent shortly after their marriage. In nursing and humouring Charles through his many ups and downs, she was a crucial factor in her husband's scientific accomplishments. She was responsible for bringing up their large family, running their household, and hosting visits from relatives and scientists. This, the second of two volumes edited by her daughter Henrietta, covers the period from 1839 until Emma's death in 1896. The letters are organised chronologically, and the book includes delightful illustrations from the family archives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108011747
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/22/2010
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Darwin, Evolution and Genetics Series
Pages: 536
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Characteristics of Emma Darwin; 2. 1840-1842; 3. 1842; 4. Down; 5. 1843-1845; 6. 1846; 7. 1847-1848; 8. 1849-1851; 9. 1851; 10. 1851-1853; 11. 1853-1859; 12. 1860-1869; 13. 1870-1871; 14. 1872-1876; 15. 1876-1880; 16. 1880-1882; 17. 1882-1884; 18. 1885-1888; 19. 1888-1891; 20. 1892-1895; 21. 1896; Index.

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