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Emma Darwin : a Victorian life / James D. Loy and Kent M. Loy.

By: Loy, James.
Contributor(s): Loy, Kent M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Gainesville, Fla. : University Press of Florida, c2010Description: xi, 436 p., [14] p. of plates : geneal. table, ill., ports. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780813034782 (alk. paper); 0813034787 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Darwin, Emma Wedgwood, 1808-1896 | Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 | Women -- Great Britain -- Biography | Wives -- Great Britain -- Biography | Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Biography
Contents:
The family circle -- The two Dovelies -- A woman of the world -- A traveling cousin, a Doveley's death, and the abolition of slavery -- The return of the Beagle and "The day of days!" -- Bride, mother, nurse -- Narrow lanes and high hedges -- The old order changeth -- A dear and good child -- The Great Exhibition, war in the Balkans, and the last of the Barnacles -- For better or worse, in sickness and in health -- Midwiving the Origin -- A banker in the family -- Lives lived, lives lost, and closure at Malvern -- A book about man, and Henrietta takes a husband -- Two weddings, four funerals, and the fiendish Mr. Ffinden -- An irreparable loss -- "Our secure happiness-- shattered" -- Life at a lower pitch -- The life and letters -- Banting, books, and the Queen's Jubilee -- The Leos abroad, and the last Maerite left standing -- The last wind of the watch.
Summary: A biography of Emma Darwin, wife and cousin of Charles Darwin, discussing her childhood in a large family, her role as the mother of ten children, and the Christian faith that caused her to worry about her husband's soul.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-422) and index.

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