clare o'c's Reviews > Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith

Charles and Emma by Deborah Heiligman
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Jan 18, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, biography, science, history

Super good. I find the subject of Darwin interesting on his own. In this biography I learned about his way of thinking, his methodology, even applied to whether or not to marry. He does, of course, and a great love story follows. The hardships of family life in Victorian England and their dilemma of differing beliefs are made vividly clear with ample quotes from the numerous letters they wrote one another throughout their lives.

For 5th and up, I think it's a terrific read.

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