This Thing Of Darkness (Paperback)
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This Thing Of Darkness (Paperback)

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Paperback 768 Pages
Published: 16/01/2006
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Harry Thompson’s sole novel demonstrates what a sad loss the writer’s death is to contemporary fiction. Imagining the relationship between Charles Darwin and Captain Robert Fitzroy during the legendary expedition of the HMS Beagle, the Booker-shortlisted This Thing of Darkness is a book about deep friendship and how ideological differences can tear the strongest bonds apart.

A brilliant, action-packed and gripping novel of Charles Darwin's voyage on the Beagle - longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

In 1831 Charles Darwin set off in HMS Beagle under the command of Captain Robert Fitzroy on a voyage that would change the world.

Brilliant young naval officer Robert FitzRoy is given the captaincy of HMS Beagle, surveying the wilds of Tierra del Fuego. He's a man of tradition and principle, with a firm belief in the sanctity of the individual in a world created by God. On board, is a passenger, Charles Darwin - a young trainee cleric, and amateur geologist.

This is the story of a deep friendship between two men, and the twin obsessions that tear them apart, leading one to triumph, and the other to disaster.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780755302819
Number of pages: 768
Weight: 608 g
Dimensions: 197 x 163 x 50 mm

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“This Thing of Darkness”

A truly marvellous book. This tells the story of HMS Beagle and the voyage that changed the way the world thought. It shows Darwin develop his theory of evolution against a backdrop of heroism by the Royal Navy.... More

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“Phenomenal!”

A truly fantastic book looking at the Darwin story from a different angle and giving a wonderful viewpoint of Captain Fitzroy and how his life seemed to deteriorate.

This is a book that anybody remotely interested in... More

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“This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson”

I really enjoyed this book much to my surprise!
About Captain Robert Fitzroy, (a man plagued by what would be called today Bipolor disorder )commisioned by the government to navigate and map South America and Tierra... More

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