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An Elusive Victorian: The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace

Martin Fichman


Codiscoverer of the theory of evolution by natural selection, Alfred Russel Wallace should be recognized as one of the titans of Victorian science. Instead he has long been relegated to a secondary place behind Darwin. Worse, many scholars have overlooked or even mocked his significant contributions to other aspects of Victorian culture. This book provides an analytical study of Wallace's life and controversial intellectual career. The book examines not only Wallace's scientific work as an evolutionary theorist and field naturalist but also his philosophical concerns, his involvement with thei ... More

Keywords: evolution, natural selection, Alfred Russel Wallace, Victorian science, Charles Darwin, naturalism, theism, land nationalization, evolutionary cosmology, women's rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780226246130
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226246154.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Fichman, author