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Darwin and Women

A Selection of Letters



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Darwin and Women focusses on Darwin's correspondence with women and on the lives of the women he knew and wrote to. It includes a large number of hitherto unpublished letters between members of Darwin's family and their friends that throw light on the lives of the women of his circle and their relationships, social and professional, with Darwin. The letters included are by turns entertaining, intriguing, and challenging, and are organised into thematic chapters, including botany and zoology as well as marriage and servants, that set them in an accessible narrative context. Darwin's famous remarks on women's intelligence in Descent of Man provide a recurring motif, and are discussed in the foreword by Gillian Beer, and in the introduction. The immediacy and variety of these texts make this an entertaining read which will suggest avenues for further research to students.

Product code: 9781107158863

ISBN 9781107158863
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW160xS20
No. Of Pages 298
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Darwin and Women focusses on the correspondence between Darwin and female family members and professional colleagues. Including correspondence between the women themselves, the book showcases many previously unpublished letters, arranged in thematic chapters that provide new insight on women's role in nineteenth-century science.