The descent of love: Darwin and the theory of sexual selection in American fiction, 1871-1926

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 440 pages
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Introduction I
Sexual Selection
Recurrent Problems Themes and Scenes in the Courtship

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About the author (1996)

Bert Bender taught literature at Arizona State University for thirty-three years; for thirty summers, he was also a commercial salmon gill-netter in Alaska's Cook Inlet. He is the author of Sea-Brothers: The Tradition of American Sea Fiction from Moby Dick to the Present, The Descent of Love: Darwin and the Theory of Sexual Selection in American Fiction, 1887-1926, and Evolution and "the Sex Problem": American Narratives During the Eclipse of Darwinism. He lives in Atascadero, California.

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