|Plot Summary of Autobiography|
|"Darwin's Autobiography written ostensibly for his children describes his early schooling and interest in collecting things even as a child, and his years studying at Edinburgh and later at Cambridge (years he considered not very usefully spent, except for his continuing collections). He describes how he signed on to work as an unpaid naturalist on the voyage of the Beagle. He talks about the influence of his father on his life as well as his earlier naturalist ancestor, Erasmus Darwin. At the end he talks about some of his writings. "
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Autobiography|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- 19th century
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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