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Apes, Angels, and Victorians:  Darwin, Huxley and Evolution
Apes Angels and Victorians Darwin Huxley and Evolution
Author: William Irvine
Two great minds -- around whom the intellectual holocaust of the nineteenth century revolved -- are at the center of this superb study, a portrait in full of the men and the era which gave birth to the theory of evolution. — One, Charles Darwin, was the introverted genius whose Origin of Species rocked Victorian England an...  more »
ISBN: 4008
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An excellent portrait of two great thinkers: T. H. Huxley and Charles Darwin. The book looks at these two men in the "social and intellectual context of their time."

Irvine "brings to life the era in which the bases of western thought were shaken violently by a new and audacious theoury, the theory of evolution."

I found the book illuminating and quite interesting throughout. Irvine is obviously an excellent writer.
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In this incisive and illuminating story, William Irvine presents more than a brilliant portrait of two great men. He brings to life the era in which the bases of western thought were shaken violently by a new and audacious theory, the theory of evolution. His study of Darwin, the introverted genius who sprang the Origin of Species on a complacent world, and Huxley, who became the public defender of Darwin and his theory against an outraged and outrageous public, tells the story of an idea, which more than any other, marks the change from the 19th to the 20th century.


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