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Emma Darwin: The Inspirational Wife of a Genius

Biography / Memoir

By: Edna Healey

384 pages, 16 b/w photos

Headline Book Publishing

Paperback | Jul 2002 | #153974 | ISBN: 0747262489
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NHBS Price: £8.99 $11/€10 approx

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Much has been written about Charles Darwin but this is the first biography of his strong, intelligent wife. Emma Wedgwood, granddaughter of the famous Josiah, married Charles Darwin in 1839, three years after he returned from his extraordinary voyage on the Beagle. Their life together was intellectually exciting though overshadowed by personal tragedy. Edna Healey has discovered new, and hitherto unpublished material and has had the full support of the Darwin family in writing this major biography.

'Emma...emerges as a warmly three-dimensional woman in this well-researched life' -- Sunday Telegraph

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Edna Healey read English at Oxford and has lectured widely on literature and history. Her book Lady Unknown, a biography of Angela Burdett-Coutts, received the Yorkshire Post Literary Award.

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