To the Edge of the World
MacAdam/Cage Pub., 2005 - Всего страниц: 789
This is an epic novel of sea-faring adventure set in the 19th century charting the life of Robert Fitzroy, the captain of 'The Beagle' and his passenger Charles Darwin. It combines adventure, emotion, ideas, humor and tragedy as well as illuminating the history of the 19th century. Fitzroy, the Christian Tory aristocrat, believed in the sanctity of the individual, but his beliefs were a challenge to his career. Darwin, the liberal naturalist doubts the truth of the Bible and develops his theory of evolution which is brutal and unforgiving in human terms. The two friends became bitter enemies as Darwin destroyed everything Fitzroy stood for.
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This first novel by Thompson, a successful British television producer who passed away last year, was published in the United Kingdom asThis Thing of Darkness and long-listed for the 2005 Man Booker ... Читать весь отзыв