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Titel: Huxley: The Devil's Disciple
Verlag: Michael Joseph Limited, London, U.K.
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good
Art des Buches: Used
Hardcover. Dust jacket has very minor edge-wear and one or two small surface scratches and indentations. Minor creasing to jacket spine foot. Very small dent to lower edge of front board. Noticeable dent to lower edge of rear board, near inner corner. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped. Minor age-spotting to head and face of page block. Binding is sound; pages are tight and clean; text and illustrations are clear. AF. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 302466
Inhaltsangabe: T.H. Huxley (1825-1895) - "Darwin's bulldog" - led a far more fascinating and outgoing life than the reclusive Darwin. He did battle with God and Gladstone, sat on royal commissions and campaigned for elementary education. He carried Darwin's fight to the public and outraged the old order with his talk of the material basis of life. It was a life lived at high speed and to the full, embracing all the Victorian hopes and fears. Desperately trying to scratch a living in his young days, he suffered mental collapses as he failed to bring his fiancee over from Sydney (he raised the cash after four years). The author of this book uses the life of Huxley to illustrate and illuminate the second - and far more turbulent - half of the 19th century. Adrian Desmond is the author of "Darwin" which won the James Tait Black Prize in Britain, the Comisso Prize in Italy and the Watson Davis Prize in America.
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