Down House 1858: o inquérito de Arthur

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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.


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.



Based on a True Story


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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About The Author

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



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