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This Thing of Darkness

(2005)
(To the Edge of the World)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
This is an epic novel of sea-faring adventure set in the 19th century charting the life of Robert Fitzroy, the captain of 'The Beagle' and his passenger Charles Darwin. It combines adventrure, emotion, ideas, humour and tragedy as well as illuminating the history of the 19th century. Fitzroy, the Christian Tory aristocrat believed in the sanctity of the individual, but his beliefs destroyed his career and he committed suicide. Darwin, the liberal minor cleric doubts the truth of the Bible and develops his theory of evolution which is brutal and unforgiving in human terms. The two friends became bitter enemies as Darwin destroyed everything Fitzroy stood for.

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Hardback Editions

July 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: To the Edge of the World
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 1-59692-190-0 / 978-1-59692-190-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacAdam/Cage
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June 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: This Thing Of Darkness
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 0-7553-0280-X / 978-0-7553-0280-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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Paperback Editions

May 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: To The Edge of the World
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 1-59692-219-2 / 978-1-59692-219-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacAdam/Cage Publishing
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: To the Edge of the World
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 1-59692-225-7 / 978-1-59692-225-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lawson Library
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: To the Edge of the World
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 1-59692-227-3 / 978-1-59692-227-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lawson Library
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: To The Edge of the World, Book Two (of Three)
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 1-59692-226-5 / 978-1-59692-226-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lawson Library
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February 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: This Thing of Darkness
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 0-7553-3155-9 / 978-0-7553-3155-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: This Thing Of Darkness
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 0-7553-0281-8 / 978-0-7553-0281-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
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June 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: This Thing Of Darkness
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 0-7553-2714-4 / 978-0-7553-2714-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: To the Edge of the World
Author(s): Harry Thompson
Publisher: MP Publishing Limited
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March 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: This Thing Of Darkness
Author(s): Harry Thompson
Publisher: Headline
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March 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: This Thing Of Darkness
Author(s): Harry Thompson
Publisher: Tinder Press
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