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User Review  - bookwoman247 - LibraryThing

This is Darwin's account of his famous voyage around the world, with particular focus, of course, on South America. He was a very young man when he made the journey, and his youthful enthusiasm ... Read full review

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

This is the original version of The Voyage of the Beagle, the delightful story of Darwin's five-year journey. His descriptions of places, people, and events are lively and engaging, and at times there is a certain ruefulness to his narrative that is quite endearing. Certainly fun reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Devil_llama - LibraryThing

This is the original version of The Voyage of the Beagle, the delightful story of Darwin's five-year journey. His descriptions of places, people, and events are lively and engaging, and at times there is a certain ruefulness to his narrative that is quite endearing. Certainly fun reading. Read full review

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User Review  - reedist - LibraryThing

Very accessible and gripping diary. Darwin's kind and open character and seemingly infinite curiosity come across SO well. Some painful and relevant insights into early c19 attitudes to 'aboriginal' peoples and the destruction of societies and ecosystems. Read full review

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User Review  - antiquary - LibraryThing

To me, Darwin's most interesting book for its vivid personal narration of first-hand experience. Note that it does not emphasize his visit to the Galapagos Islands as much as later accounts might lead one to expect. Read full review


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