Autobiographies: Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley

Autobiographies: Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley

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Autobiographies of two great 19th century scientists.

Autobiographies: Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley

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Darwin's Autobiography is a classic written by a genius about a genius. The author and his subject do not always agree, for the passage of time and hindsight have their effect on what an old man thinks about himself when he was young; but this mental distortion is itself of interest. It is not widely known that Thomas Henry Huxley also wrote an autobiography which appeared in a volume entitled From Handel to Halle. His autobiography brings out the difficulties he encountered in life until he received recognition and fame. His early diary, 'Thoughts and Doings', published in full for the first time, is included for its invaluable details of Huxley's self-education.

Darwin and his 'Bulldog' are thus presented here as each depicted himself. The juxtaposition of their memoirs in one volume serves to pinpoint their similarities and differences, and to illuminate the relationship between them.

Hardcover, 123pgs, illustrated, notes on text, select bibliography, chronologies and introduction by Gavin de Beer, explanatory notes, index. Very good, few marks on jacket, pages lightly tanned. .

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Short Description Autobiographies of two great 19th century scientists.
Weight (g) 493.0000
Author Gavin de Beer, Editor
Publisher Oxford University Press
Date Published 1974
ISBN 0192554107
Size 240mm x 162mm

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