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“It is a truly wonderful fact the wonder of which we are apt to overlook with familiarity that all animals and all plants throughout all time and space should be related to each other”
Charles Darwin ‘Origin of Species’
Mrs Darwin

7 April 1852.

Went to the Zoo.
I said to Him -
Something about that Chimpanzee over there reminds me of

From The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy
(This poem appears by permission of the poet)

Darwin’s influence on literature:

Gillian Beer (1983), Darwin’s Plots
James Krasner (1992), The Entangled Eye
Margot Norris (1985) Beasts of the Modern Imagination
George Levine (1988), Darwin and the Novelists
Peter Morton (1984) Vital Science: Biology and the Literary Imagination.
Emily Ballou The Darwin Poems

Darwin’s life and work:

Michael Boulter (2009) Darwin’s Garden
Janet Browne (1990) Charles Darwin: Voyaging
Adrian Desmond & James Moore (2009) Darwin’s Sacred Cause
Steve Jones (2009) Darwin’s Island
Randal Keynes (2001) Annie’s Box: Charles Darwin, his daughter and human evolution
Alison M Pearn, edited by (2009) A Voyage round the World
Adam Phillips (1999) Darwin’s Worms
Patrick Tort (2001) Charles Darwin, The Scholar who changed Human History

Specially for children:

Mick Manning & Brita Granstrőm (2009) What Mr Darwin Saw
A J Wood & Clint Twist (2009) Charles Darwin and the Beagle Adventure

More novels influenced by Charles Darwin:

A S Byatt – Possession
Jenny Diski – Monkeys Uncle
Arthur Conan Doyle – The creeping man
George Eliot – Middlemarch
Elizabeth Gaskell – Wives and daughters
George Eliot – Mill on the Floss
Robert Louis Stevenson – Jekyll and Hyde
Bram Stoker – Dracula
Harry Thompson – This thing of darkness
H G Wells – The Time Machine
H G Wells – War of the Worlds


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