The Darwin Conspiracy

By John Darnton
(Anchor, Paperback, 9781400034833, 320pp.)

Publication Date: September 12, 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, MP3 CD, Compact Disc, Compact Disc

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From the author of the bestselling Neanderthal comes this novel of gripping suspense and scientific conquest–a page-turning historical mystery that brilliantly explores the intrigue behind Darwin and his theory of evolution.It’s 1831, and aboard HMS Beagle the young Charles Darwin sets off down the English Channel for South America. More than 150 years later, two ambitious scholars pursuing their obsession with Darwin (and with each other) come across the diaries and letters of Darwin’s daughter. What they discover is a maze of violent rivalries, petty deceptions, and jealously guarded secrets, and the extraordinary story of an expedition embarked upon by two men. Only one returned–and changed history forever.




About the Author

John Darnton has worked for thirty-nine years as a reporter, editor, and foreign correspondent for The New York Times. He was awarded two George Polk Awards for his coverage of Africa and Eastern Europe, and the Pulitzer Prize for his stories smuggled out of Poland during the period of martial law. He lives in New York.




Praise For The Darwin Conspiracy

“An entertaining, fast-paced read.” –Los Angeles Times

“Darnton has playfully created and solved several mysteries revolving around events during Charles Darwin’s early voyage on the Beagle.” –The Boston Globe

“Darnton has a good feel for both the Victorian era and the modern scientific milieu.” –The New Yorker

“An elaborate scientific thriller, rich with detail and the pacing of a good murder mystery.” –Winston-Salem Journal

“A fast-paced, intriguing and exciting story.”
The Decatur Daily

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