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Erasmus Darwin

Naturalist, Poet (12-Dec-1731 — 18-Apr-1802)


Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin's The Life of Erasmus Darwin. Cambridge University Press. 2003. 172pp.

Donald M. Hassler. Erasmus Darwin. Twayne. 1973. 143pp.

Desmond King-Hele. Erasmus Darwin. St. Martin's Press. 1963. 183pp.

Ernst Krause. Translated by W. S. Dallas. Erasmus Darwin. London: John Murray. 1879. 216pp.

James Venable Logan. The Poetry and Aesthetics of Erasmus Darwin. Octagon Books. 1972. 162pp.

Maureen McNeil. Under the Banner of Science: Erasmus Darwin and His Age. Manchester University Press. 1987. 307pp.

Anna Seward. Memoirs of the Life of Dr. Darwin: Chiefly During His Residence in Lichfield, with Anecdotes of His Friends, and Criticisms on His Writings. Classic Press, for W. Poyntell & Co.. 1804. 313pp.

C. U. M. Smith; Robert Arnott (editors). The Genius of Erasmus Darwin. Ashgate Publishing. 2005. 416pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.387)

  7. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.107)

  8. British Authors Before 1800 (p.138)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.253)

  10. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.121b)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.136)

  12. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.121)

  13. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.134)

  14. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.136)

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