The Evolution Man: Or, How I Ate My Father
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The Evolution Man: Or, How I Ate My Father


Here is a typical Stone Age family, reimagined by Roy Lewis in this hilarious novel as characters in some glittering drawing-room comedy. Father, who has a scientific turn of mind, has just discovered fire. Mother makes sure the children finish supper, even when the plat du jour is toad. Uncle Vanya thinks that the species has been flirting with disaster ever since it began to chip flint into tools. While little Alexander has gotten himself in deep trouble by making the first cave painting: artists are always so misunderstood.
Long out of print, The Evolution Manwould make Charles Darwin turn over in his grave. Lewis has written awitty, intelligent satire ofthe lives of our remote ancestors, complete with highly revisionist accounts of everything from the origins of courtship to the staples of Pleistocene cuisine. It's the funniest thing to happen to prehistory since Raquel Welch donned a fur bikini in One Million B.C."

Title:The Evolution Man: Or, How I Ate My Father
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:224 pages

    The Evolution Man: Or, How I Ate My Father Reviews

  • Roberta
    Jul 09, 2013

    I read the presentation on the back cover of the italian edition, and I've been hooked ever since.è un libro inclassificabile: una riflessione romanzesca, acutissima e leggera, su tutta la storia del...

  • Giuseppe
    Sep 04, 2011

    Simpatico divertissement di questo semi-sconosciuto autore inglese, il quale usando l'evoluzione a mo' di metafora cerca di illustrarci i vantaggi e i pericoli insiti nel progresso.La storia parla di ...

  • Alex Sarll
    Jul 25, 2012

    I learned of this book through a recommendation in an interview from Terry Pratchett - author recommendations still being a better way of discovering new books than any algorithm I've met, even if the...

  • Laura
    Oct 04, 2016

    Spassoso è dir poco! Da tempo in metropolitana non mi sentivo gli occhi degli altri passeggeri addosso perché scoppiavo a ridere mentre leggevo. Ma oltre lo spasso c'è di più, dopo aver finito que...

  • Arwen56
    Mar 27, 2014

    Libricino simpatico e scorrevole, che ci porta a condividere, per un breve e accelerato periodo di tempo, quella remota fase della nostra vita in cui non eravamo più proprio scimmie, ma non eravamo a...

  • George
    Nov 06, 2015

    Ο μεγάλος Τέρι Πράτσετ έγραψε τον πρόλογο, στον οποίο αναφέρει μεταξύ άλλων ότι το μικρό αυτό βιβλίο του Ρόι Λ...

  • Emanuela
    Mar 25, 2012

    Divertentissimo.Scambiando opinioni con un'amica su goodreads durante la lettura, ho sentenziato che questo romanzo "storico" potrebbe degnamente sostituire "I Promessi Sposi" come testo scolastico e ...

  • Laurence
    Oct 24, 2014

    I absolutely hated how impossible everything in this book was. The story itself and the characters weren't too bad, but everything else happens so much quicker than it really did and the way they spea...

  • Maria Beltrami
    Mar 10, 2013

    Vecchissimo libro per ragazzi, scritto per scopi didattici ma, nella miglior tradzione inglese, assai umoristico, una specie di Tre uomini in barca del Pleistocene. Tra attenta documentazione e voli p...

  • Tucker
    Sep 03, 2009

    This is a book about cavemen on the inexorable march toward technological, cultural, and moral progress. They invent flint strikes and feathered arrows, capitalism and exogamy. They have names like Gr...

About Roy Lewis

Roy  Lewis

There is more than one author with this nameThe majority of the books that Lewis wrote or edited, often jointly, were nonfiction and closely related to his journalism. However, he is best known for his 1960 novel The Evolution Man, which went through six editions under a number of titles. This comic novel purports to be a first-hand account by the son of the first man to discover fire. To prevent