We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more

Cover

Evolutionary Writings

including the Autobiographies

Charles Darwin
Edited by James A. Secord

May 2010

ISBN: 9780199580149

544 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

This volume brings together key chapters from Darwin's most important books, including the Journal of Researches on the Beagle voyage (1845), the Origin of Species (1859), the Descent of Man (1871), and the full text of his delightful autobiography. They are accompanied by responses from 19th-century readers from around the world.

Share:

Description

This volume brings together key chapters from Darwin's most important books, including the Journal of Researches on the Beagle voyage (1845), the Origin of Species (1859), the Descent of Man (1871), and the full text of his delightful autobiography. They are accompanied by responses from 19th-century readers from around the world.

  • This unique anthology brings together a collection of Darwin's most accessible and significant writings to give the best fully rounded picture of his ideas in a single volume.
  • Features the key chapters from Darwin's most important books: the Journal of Researches; On the Origin of the Species; The Descent of Man; and the complete text of his autobiography.
  • Includes extracts from Darwin's contemporary readers from across the world to give a sense of the controversial nature of his ideas, a sense of the issues they raised, and the extraordinary range of responses across the political, religious, and scientific spectrum.
  • Authoritative introduction placing Darwin in both his local and global context by distinguished scholar James A. Secord.
  • Includes a map of the Beagle voyage, a biographical index identifying every individual mentioned in the texts, illustrations from the Journal of Researches, and a general index.
  • Includes the full, authoritative text of Darwin's fascinating Recollections (his autobiography), edited to a consistent standard for the first time.

About the Author(s)

Charles Darwin

Edited by James A. Secord, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, and Director of the Darwin Correspondence Project

Table of Contents

    Journal of Researches
    Map of the Beagle voyage
    Journal of Researches
    Reviews and Responses
    Origin of Species
    On the Origin of Species
    Reviews and Responses
    Descent of Man
    The Descent of Man
    Reviews and Responses
    Autobiographies
    Life (1838)
    Recollections of the Development of My Mind and Character (1876-81)
    The Making of a Celebrity

Reviews

"Perceptive introduction." - The Guardian

Related Titles