Absorbing, well written, and splendidly organized. (I. Bernard Cohen)
An illuminating contribution...a dramatic story. (Yale Review
A thorough and masterly book punctuated with a delicate sense of humor. (Times Literary Supplement
The book will place in clearer perspective the role of Darwin in nineteenth-century thought. (Loren Eiseley The New York Times
About the Author
Gertrude Himmelfarb is professor emeritus of history in the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She has written extensively on Victorian England, including The De-Moralization of Society, Poverty and Compassion, The Idea of Poverty, On Liberty and Liberalism
, and Victorian Minds
. She lives in Washington, D.C.