|Author:||James D. Loy,Kent M. Loy|
|Publisher:||University Press of Florida; Edition Unstated edition (September 19, 2010)|
|Other formats:||azw mobi doc lrf|
Aug 25, 2010 Judith rated it it was ok. Emma Darwin: A Victorian Life by James D. Loy and Kent M. Loy gives Emma her due in the life and accomplishments of her husband Charles and their ten children.
Emma Darwin: A Victorian Life Hardcover – 15 October 2010. Kent M. Loy is a freelance writer
Emma Darwin: A Victorian Life Hardcover – 15 October 2010. by James D. Loy (Author), Kent M. Loy (Author). Loy is a freelance writer. The book covers the remainder of Emma's life after Charles' death.
Emma Darwin : A Victorian Life. A glimpse into the private home life of the Darwins "A sensitive, intelligent portrait of Emma Darwin and her life at the centre of Victorian science. - Emma Darwin, author of A Secret Alchemy "Succeeds brilliantly in discovering the poignant story of Emma Darwin and describing the extraordinary house hold over which she presided.
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James D. Loy. A glimpse into the private home life of the Darwins. A sensitive, intelligent portrait of Emma Darwin and her life at the centre of Victorian science. -Emma Darwin, author ofA Secret Alchemy. Succeeds brilliantly in discovering the poignant story of Emma Darwin and describing the extraordinary household over which she presided. -Keith Thompson, author ofThe Young Charles Darwin. shattered" - Life at a lower pitch - The life and letters - Banting, books, and the Queen's Jubilee.
Emma Darwin: A Victorian Life. Three main faults of the book: 1. The writing is so unclear that the reader has to read a passage several times to understand what the author is trying to say. 2. This is strictly speaking not a biography on Emma Darwin, but an overview of the Darwins, Wedgwoods and Allens. Because the book is relatively thin, the details are superficial, lacking in depth. Many things are repeated and a more careful structuring would have made the book tighter. 2 people found this helpful.
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A glimpse into the private home life of the Darwins
"A sensitive, intelligent portrait of Emma Darwin and her life at the centre of Victorian science."--Emma Darwin, author ofA Secret Alchemy
"Succeeds brilliantly in discovering the poignant story of Emma Darwin and describing the extraordinary household over which she presided."--Keith Thompson, author ofThe Young Charles Darwin
"Emma Darwin emerges in this well-researched and thoughtful biography as a figure of calm strength, whose very nature and story help make possible Charles Darwin's revolutionary work. The Darwin marriage emerges as a remarkable portrait of 'symmetrical and unconditional love.'"--Kay Young, University of California, Santa Barbara
In 1808, Josiah Wedgwood II, owner and general manager of the famous pottery and china manufactory that bore his name, welcomed an eighth child into his large, vibrant family. This daughter, Emma, had a relatively happy childhood and grew up intelligent, educated, and religious. A talented sportswoman and an accomplished pianist, she married her cousin Charles Darwin at the age of thirty, bore ten children in their forty-three years together, and patiently nursed her famous husband through mysterious and chronic illnesses.
Informed by her strong Christian faith as well as her quick, inquiring mind, Emma learned to coexist with her husband's radical scientific theories, though she worried about the fate of Charles's soul. Although the high spirits of her youth were somewhat dampened by the cares of life, she managed family and household affairs--including the difficult circumstances surrounding the death of three children--with courage, gravity, and a sense of humor.
In this charming volume, the wife, companion, and confidante of the father of evolution comes into full focus. Drawing upon Emma’s personal correspondence as well as the abundant literature about her husband, authors James Loy and Kent Loy reveal the fascinating story of an exceptional woman who remained true to herself despite hardship and who, in the process, humanized her work-obsessed husband and held her family together.