Huxley: From Devil's Disciple to Evolution's Priest (Penguin history)

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This is a biography of T.H. Huxley (1825-1895) - "Darwin's bulldog" - who led a far more fascinating and outgoing life than the reclusive Darwin. He did battle with God and Gladstone, sat on Royal commissions and campaigned for elementary education. He carried Darwin's fight to the public and outraged the old order with his talk of apemen and the material basis of life. It was a life lived at high speed and to the full. It embraced all the Victorian hopes and fears - he invented the word "agnostic". He desperately tried to scratch a living in his young days and suffered mental collapses as he failed to bring his fiancee over from Sydney.

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