Emma Darwin: The Wife of an Inspirational Genius
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When Charles Darwin published the origin of species in 1859 his place in history was assured, but of his wife Emma little was known. Charles and Emma – Both grandchildren of Josiah Wedgwood- married in 1839, three years after Charles’s return from the voyage round the world in Beagle.
Emma brought a wider cultural dimension to Charles’s life. Through her mother’s family, Emma had acquired a first-hand knowledge of European affairs and many distinguished figures of the period - among them Wordsworth, Byron and Florence Nightingale- were family friends.
As young women Emma and her sisters made the Grand Tour and kept lively diaries, to which Edna Healey has had privileged access, as well as to many unpublished family letters. But most of Emma Darwin’s life was overshadowed by tragedy: the early death of her sister, Fanny, the loss of two of her ten babies, the death of her 10-year-old daughter, Annie.
Emma Darwin’s portrayal by Edna Healey is a perfect example of beautifully researched and elegantly written nineteenth-century history which will fascinate everyone interested in the notion of a ‘wife of fame’
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