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The Amazing Dr. Darwin : The Adventures of Charles Darwin's Grandfather ebook

The Amazing Dr. Darwin : The Adventures of Charles Darwin's Grandfather Ebook

 By Charles Sheffield

 Language: English

 Publish Year : 2002

 

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From Publishers Weekly

A pockmarked face, a decided paunch and two missing front teeth notwithstanding, renowned physician Erasmus Darwin was, as Nebula Award winner Sheffield illustrates here, not only arguably the greatest 18th-century Englishman but a 24-carat charmer. A practicing scientist himself as well as the author of justly admired hard SF (The Spheres of Heaven, etc.), Sheffield poses six bedeviling mysteries smacking of the supernatural, which the real Erasmus Darwin would have found irresistible: an aquatic devil lurking in the depths of a Scottish loch; a deadly Oriental ruby that kills to defend itself; a phantom highwayman making off with passengers' jewels from a locked coach; a werebeast, a vampire and a cursed treasure from a pre-Roman king all in the historical context of England's Age of Reason. The author cleverly inserts several of the leading scientific minds of the late 1700s into these elegantly wrought short stories, including such luminaries as the endearing engineer James Watt and the brilliant chemist Joseph Priestley. Each tale also hints that Erasmus anticipated a then-horrifying theory that made his better-known descendant's name an anathema to traditional Christians. Plagued by gout that was exacerbated through lovingly delineated dietary indiscretions like clove-laced squab pie and flagons of claret and port, Erasmus Darwin follows his life's motto eat or be eaten into Sheffield's masterfully crafted tales, which are sure to keep the author in the limelight.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

From his encounter with a mysterious creature in the lake near Malkirk ("The Devil of Malkirk") to his discovery of the true treasure hidden near the border between Scotland and England ("The Treasure of Odirex"), doctor and poet Erasmus Darwin the grandfather of Charles Darwin uses his knowledge of science and humanity to uncover the facts buried under superstition and legend. Originally published in periodicals, the six tales in this collection provide an imaginative look at the life of a man who represented the best qualities of the 18th century. Sheffield's (Transvergence) foray into historical speculation results in an evocative re-creation of a period and a personality that should appeal to fans of Holmesian mysteries and the history of science. For most libraries.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

 

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