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Erasmus Darwin: Sex, Science, and Serendipity


Dr Erasmus Darwin seemed an innocuous Midlands physician, a respectable stalwart of eighteenth-century society. But there was another side to him. Botanist, inventor, Lunar inventor and popular poet, Darwin was internationally renowned for breathtakingly long poems explaining his theories about sex and science. Yet he become a target for the political classes, the victim of a sustained and vitriolic character assassination by London's most savage satirists. Intrigued, prize-winning historian Patricia Fara set out to ...

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    • Title: Erasmus Darwin by Patricia Fara
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic UK
    • Print ISBN: 9780198848547, 0198848544
    • eText ISBN: 9780192588104
    • Edition: 2020
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