The origin: a biographical novel of Charles Darwin

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Doubleday, 1980 - Biography & Autobiography - 743 pages
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From his 1831 voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle to his death in 1882, Charles Darwin experiences grueling sea passages, conducts demanding scientific research, and encounters opposition to his theory of evolution

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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

I didn't enjoy this book as much as some of my fellow LT-reviewers. I struggle with the "biographical novel" label. As a biography, it was good; interesting and comprehensive. As a novel, it didn't ... Read full review

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My second exposure to Darwin, Charles since reading Origin of the Species in high school psych class. Which would have been more better for anthropology class, hum. I thoroughly enjoyed the ride on ... Read full review


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About the author (1980)

Irving Stone was born Irvin Tenenbaum on July 14, 1903, in San Francisco, California. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from U. C. Berkeley in 1923 and a Master's Degree in 1924 from the University of Southern California. Stone first came to prominence with the publication of Lust for Life, a vivid fictionalized biography of the painter Vincent Van Gogh. He is known for his historically accurate fictionalized biographies. Stone won a Western Spur Award for Men to Match My Mountains and was a member of the Western Writers of America in 1959. Irving Stone August 26, 1989 at the age of 86.

Riveting...Stone's graceful prose, vivid imagery and compassionately drawn characters make this one a standout."
--Publishers Weekly

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