To the Edge of the World
by Harry Thompson (9781596921900)

To the Edge of the World
Harry Thompson
Release Date: 01 July 2006
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 789
Category: Historical Fiction
Publisher: MacAdam Cage
ISBN: 9781596921900
ISBN-10: 1596921900

This is an epic novel of sea-faring adventure set in the 19th century charting the life of Robert Fitzroy, the captain of 'The Beagle' and his passenger Charles Darwin. It combines adventure, emotion, ideas, humor and tragedy as well as illuminating the history of the 19th century. Fitzroy, the Christian Tory aristocrat, believed in the sanctity of the individual, but his beliefs were a challenge to his career. Darwin, the liberal naturalist doubts the truth of the Bible and develops his theory of evolution which is brutal and unforgiving in human terms. The two friends became bitter enemies as Darwin destroyed everything Fitzroy stood for.

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