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Emma Darwin: A Victorian Life

by James D. Loy and Kent M. Loy
Gainesville (FL): University Press of Florida, 2010. 437 pages.

“This most recent biography of Emma Darwin is an old-fashioned ‘life’ in the best Victorian sense, both an uplifting portrait of Emma’s qualities and an entertaining window into a world gone by,” write reviewers Stanley A Rice and Lisette Rice. “Emma Darwin was herself interesting and admirable, not just as the wife of Charles Darwin. But anyone interested in Charles Darwin will learn a lot about his personal side, especially about the long illness through which she nursed him; without her help, he could not have completed most of his important work."