Charles Darwin | Literature Criticism Stanley Edgar Hyman

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SOURCE: "The Origin of Species," in The Tangled Bank: Darwin, Marx, Frazer and Freud as Imaginative Writers, Grosset & Dunlap, 1959, pp. 26-43.

Darwin in His Introduction to on the Origin of Species:

When on board H.M.S. 'Beagle,' as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants of that continent. These facts, as will be seen in the latter chapters of this volume, seemed to throw some light on the origin of species—that mystery of mysteries, as it has been called by one of our greatest philosophers. On my return home, it occurred to me, in 1837, that something might perhaps be made out on this question by patiently accumulating and reflecting on all sorts of facts...

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