A N Wilson   Charles Darwin Victorian Mythmaker

A radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin from the bestselling author of Victoria: A Life.

Much more than an account of a charming, shy, rich Victorian naturalist, Charles Darwin is, in part, the story of the intellectual life of the West over the last two centuries. Darwin was the product of his times, and acknowledged his theories were based not only on biology but the work of social economists. Darwin, as portrayed by A N Wilson, was the creator of a myth as powerful as that of the Bible. The response to his work has upset Creationists from the mid-19th century onwards, and made him the focus of irrational disdain.

A N Wilson grew up in Staffordshire and was educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he is an award winning biographer, journalist and novelist and holds a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism.

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Friday 20th October 4.00pm

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Duke's Galleries

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Adults: £10.00

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