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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 8, 1860

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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 8, 1860 - Darwin, Charles, and Burkhardt, Frederick H. (Editor), and Browne, Janet (Editor)
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The correspondence in this volume is dominated by the public and private response to the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species. Volume 8 opens with Darwin eagerly scrutinising each new review, as one by one all the major organs of the day carried notices of the book. To those who express their views privately in letters, Darwin responds patiently and thoughtfully, answering their objections and attempting to guide their fuller understanding of the operation of natural selection. His more personal thoughts emerge in ...

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