Glimpses of the Wonderful: The Life of Philip Henry Gosse 1810-1888 (Ann Thwaite)

Glimpses of the Wonderful: The Life of Philip Henry Gosse 1810-1888 (Ann Thwaite) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Biography shelves. priced at £8.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…

London: Faber & Faber, 2002, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Facsimiles; Black & white plates; Black & white drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: After her acclaimed biographies of A. A. Milne and Emily Tennyson, Ann Thwaite examines the life of Philip Henry Gosse, the renowned Victorian naturalist, author, illustrator and Christian fundamentalist, who as both friend and antagonist of Charles Darwin was at the very heart of the Victorian conflict between science and religion.

As an eager young man, Gosse worked in Newfoundland, rural Quebec, Alabama, Jamaica and London before settling in Devon after the anguish of his first wifes death from breast cancer. Self-trained a…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 387 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

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