Are you a fan of the 19th Century

scientist, Charles Darwin?

If so, this website is for you!  


This website aims to draw together key publications, media and websites on Charles Darwin for the enthusiast.

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Enjoy reading?  Here is a list of the publications on Darwin (rather than generally about evolution and genetics) printed before 2000.


One of the first biographies ever written about Charles Darwin, ‘Charles Darwin: English Worthies’ by Grant Allen, Longmans, Green & Co. 1885 is available to read free on line.


Some classic pieces of work on Charles Darwin have been produced over the years including:


‘Charles Darwin by Moore, Ruth (1957)

Charles Darwin by Gregor, Arthur S. (1967)

Charles Darwin by Crowther, J.G. (1972)

‘Chancellor, John  ‘Great Lives: Charles Darwin’  (George Weidenfeld and Nicolson Limited and Book Club Associates, London 1973 )

Down, The Home of the Darwins: The Story of a House and the People who Lived There by Atkins, Hedley John Barnard, Sir (1976)

‘Charles Darwin’ by Brent, Peter  (London, Heinemann : 1981)

Charles Darwin - a commemoration 1882-1982 : edited by R J berry. Reprinted from the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol 17 no 1, 1982

Charles Darwin 1809-1882, a centennial commemorative by  Chapman, Roger G & Cleveland, Duval T. (1982).

‘Survival of Charles Darwin : a Biography of a Man and an Idea’  by Clark, Ronald William, (London, Weidenfeld & N : 1984)

The Essential Darwin’ by Ridley, Mark (1987)

Bowler, Peter  ‘Charles Darwin: The Man and His Influence’, (Basil Blackwell Ltd, Oxford1990)

Bowlby, John  ‘Charles Darwin – A New Biography’ (1990, Hutchinson)

Darwin by Adrian Desmond and James Moore (1991)

Charles Darwin's Down House  by: English Heritage (1996).

Getting to Know Charles Darwin by  English Heritage, 1999 lists books about Darwin (and by Darwin) up to and including 2005.  Click here for more information.


Take a look at Amazon (under Charles Darwin). Click here for more information.  Alternatively, visit your local library and bookshops.