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Charles Darwin and Victorian Visual Culture
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Table of Contents

1. Seeing things: Charles Darwin and Victorian visual culture; 2. Darwin's barnacles; 3. Darwin's birds; 4. Darwin's plants; 5. Darwin's faces I; 6. Darwin's faces II; 7. Darwin's worms; Bibliography.

About the Author

Jonathan Smith is Professor of English at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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'... a rewarding journey through Darwin's less well-known but richly illustrated works ... the range of illustrations is superb.' The Times Literary Supplement 'In the texture of its writing, the meticulousness of its scholarship, and the freshness of its analysis, Jonathan Smith's Charles Darwin and Victorian Visual Culture seems an understated and modest book. But it lives up to the ambition of its title and deserves to be recognised, in addition, as one of the finest (and most careful) cultural studies of Darwin that the growing Darwin industry has produced. This is a major book, one of the very few studies of Darwin that attends to the entire range of his writing. By virtue of what I would like to think of as Darwinian attention to the smallest details, it manages to read Darwin into his culture better than almost any other previous work.' George Levine, Rutgers University 'Overall, Voss's analysis of Darwin's images is studded throughout with insights.' NTM

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