Darwin: A Life in Poems (Vintage Classics)

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In these extraordinary poems, using multiple viewpoints - from Darwin himself, to his beloved wife Emma, and even, at one point, the orangutang at London Zoo - Ruth Padel illuminates the development of Darwin's thought, the drama of the discovery of evolution, and the fluctuating emotions of Darwin the husband, the naturalist and the tender father, in a powerful tribute to her famous ancestor.

Shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Poetry Award.

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"Exquisite, precise and moving poems... Once I started reading I could not put it down until I had reached the end, and then I turned back for the pleasure of reading again" (Claire Tomalin)

"A fascinating, very rich book... With sympathy and grace, Padel moves deftly between between science, love and family; between the vast processes of evolution and a personal life" (Sean O'Brien)

"Daring and exciting, brilliant and subtle, stunning and deeply impressive... a lesson to biographers and poets alike" (Colm Toibin)

"Ambitious... shows her extraordinary talent" ( Observer)

"Moments of Darwin's life captured with an economy and fluency that prosaic biographers might envy" ( Spectator)

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`Padel's register is versatile and ventriloquial, drawing on scientific reports, journal entries, personal letters...The book is a landmark achievement.'

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