Down House 1858: o inquérito de Arthur

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HISTORICAL FICTION

19th Century

Lucio Carvalho

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The novel has as central character the tenth son of Charle Darwin, who was born with a disability and was buried in the same day that The Origin of Species was published (on June 28, 1858) and is narrated by the butler of family home (Down House) Joseph Parslow.

Genre

Historical Fiction,

Short Summary

The novel is set in the year that Charles Darwin's last child died, 1858. It is narrated by the family butler when he remembers with his son Arthur the life of the handicapped child and your last days.


The novel ends with the clarification of the facts of Charles Darwin's family life that year, the same as the publication of The Origin of Species and with the demonstration of family affection and acceptance of the child.

Setting

London

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Joseph Parslow

Age: 46

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Confident, Decisive, Educated, Empathetic, Honorable, Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Charles Darwin

Age: 49

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Decisive

Additional Character Details

Name: Emma Darwin

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Decisive

Additional Character Details

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Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available

No

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