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Peter Raby is Research Reader in English and Drama at Homerton College, Cambridge. His previous books include Fair Ophelia; a Life of Harriet Smithson Berlioz and the widely praised biography, Samuel Butler, as well as Bright Paradise: Victorian Scientific Travellers, and a recent study, Aubrey Beardsley and the 1890s. He also writes for the theatre and is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde. He lives near Cambridge, on the edge of the Fens.

Books by Peter Raby

Alfred Russel Wallace

'A welcome reassessment of one of the great forgotten mavericks of British science' (Sunday Telegraph) - the man who almost scooped Darwin.

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Bright Paradise

BRIGHT PARADISE traces the extraordinary journeys of discovery of some key Victorian scientific travellers. Inspired by Darwin and his voyages on the BEAGLE, a new generation of naturalists and scientists set out to explore tropical forests and moutain ranges.

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