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by Irving Stone

Free eBook The Origin: A Biographical Novel of Charles Darwin download ISBN: 0385120648
Author: Irving Stone
Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (July 8, 1980)
Language: English
Pages: 743
Category: Imaginative Literature
Size MP3: 1507 mb
Size FLAC: 1634 mb
Rating: 4.8
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I like Irving Stone’s historical novels but this one about Charles Darwin was way too long. The original (used) hard cover that I bought runs 731 pages. The author covers the many highlights of Darwin’s scientific career and personal life but includes a lot of needless detail.

I like Irving Stone’s historical novels but this one about Charles Darwin was way too long. Still, it was fun to read fictional versions of discussions Darwin might have had with his wife and colleagues (some original letters and other documents are quoted as well)

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The underlying book cover is is clean. All pages are present, tight and clean. There is no bookplate and no inscription

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The world knows the Darwin's name, but little about the man. This book shows the reader the scientist and the person. From his 1831 voyage aboard the .

Charles Robert Darwin, FRS FRGS FLS FZS (/ˈdɑːrwɪn/; 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. His proposition that all species of life have. His proposition that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors is now widely accepted, and considered a foundational concept in science.

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The Origin is a biographical novel of the life of Charles Darwin written by Irving Stone. Darwin was a geologist and biologist, and could be considered the father of evolutionary theory. The novel begins with Darwin at the age of 22 and follows him through the Voyage of the Beagle until his death. Stone, I (1980) The Origin, Doubleday.

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From his 1831 voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle to his death in 1882, Charles Darwin experiences grueling sea passages, conducts demanding scientific research, and encounters opposition to his theory of evolution
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Renthadral
10/25/2014 - EDIT OF REVIEW BELOW:
With less than 100 pages left of almost 800, I must say that this is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. I now know more about, not only Charles Darwin but many other individuals,and of the times in which they lived. Without question, I remain joined with this subject creation and the Creator. Notwithstanding, I enjoyed this story about the man Charles Darwin, and now better understand his life and his convictions, which seem to have resulted from his own studies, experiences, and experiments together with what he learned from reading and comparing the work of others in many fields of study. We can each appreciate the sincere views of others even when these views differ from our own.

For the reader, there is much about his five years sailing from place to place studying species, and many studies laid out, so to speak, with fascinating results and subsequent discoveries discussed within this reading. This book of much to ponder offers good cause to better appreciate the times in which we now live, particularly the benefits of inoculations and other medical advances. This is a great story. I am so glad I read it. As for all those initial descriptions, these later fit into place, actually enhanced the story as the reading of it became more comfortable.
I never tired of it once I got into it, and highly recommend it.

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I had read Passions of the mind, a very good book by Irving Stone, Lust for Life, another good book, and had struggled through a bit too much detail in The Agony and the Ecstasy, until almost to the end, then I never finished it, but did see the movie, which was good. This book, The Origin, I could tell at once is also heavy on detail. However, I hope to understand more about the person, Darwin, (as I did about Fraud in Passions of the Mind, and about Van Gogh in Lust for Life, in which case the book was better than the Movie.

I am only on the second chapter, so I will need more time, especially as I also read a couple periodicals and am working on another volume from Durant's Story of Civilization. Durant is a much better writer than Stone, but Stone is okay, and he surely spent a lot of time with descendants of his subject in this book. I am eager to read more, but I do get a bit tired of all the descriptions of landscaping, buildings, and names of numerous friends and relatives, but I will get there. For now, if you are interesting in knowing more about Charles Darwin, I am sure your interest would get you through the book. Stone is not a bad writer, obviously. And, I thank him for providing the material from which I have learned more than I did about a few folks.
When I finished Passions of the Mind, I was sorry to have no more to read about Fraud, the man. It certainly improved my impression of him. I am hoping for more of the same with this book. If it does, you may be sure that I will increase the number of stars, because by then I will care even less about the way it was marketed.
Goldenfang
After reading The Origin I went to the Galapagos Islands....I was that inspired by this book...and the trip was life changing.
Mr Freeman
Excellent book! Entertaining and informative.
Boraston
A detailed narrative made interesting. Surprisingly a page turner.
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I like Irving Stone’s historical novels but this one about Charles Darwin was way too long. The original (used) hard cover that I bought runs 731 pages. The author covers the many highlights of Darwin’s scientific career and personal life but includes a lot of needless detail. A prudent editor should have reined him in a little. Still, it was fun to read fictional versions of discussions Darwin might have had with his wife and colleagues (some original letters and other documents are quoted as well). Also, the development of Darwin’s scientific methods and the hard work and thinking that led to the writing of “On the Origin of Species” was quite interesting. What a wide-ranging intellect Darwin had!
Bladecliff
"There is a tide in the affairs of men," is a quote from Shakespeare which is appropriate for the discovery of the mechanism of how living things evolve and change. It was due to be discovered at that time, however, the real story is the circumstances which brought young Charles on board the surveying ship, Beagle. His introduction to Robert FitzRoy, a rising star in the British Admiralty is significant. Otherwise the entire voyage would have been much quicker and Darwin would not have been able to spend so much time ashore. The entire story is factual and true.
Thozius
Great book. Irving Stone writes great historical fiction, and this book is no exception. Actually one of my favorites from Stone. Unfortunately this book is out of print but can be found used.
A great Man with unusual insights.