Books Regarding Alfred Russel Wallace

Clements, Harry, Alfred Russel Wallace (Hutchinson: London, 1983) 

Marchant, James, Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminicenses, 2 vols (London: Cassell, 1916)

Raby, Peter, Alfred Russel Wallace: a life (London: Pimlico, 2002)

Slotten, Ross A., The Heretic in Darwin’s Court: The Life of Alfred Russel Wallace (Columbia University Press: Chichester, West Sussex, 2004)

Stack, David, The First Darwinian Left: Socialism and Darwinism, 1859-1914 (New Clarion: London, 2003).


Bernstein, Ralph, ‘Wallace: the man who almost pipped Darwin,’ New Scientist, vol. 94, no. 1308 (1982), pp. 652-655.

Coleman, William, ‘The Strange “Laissez Faire” of Alfred Russel Wallace: The Connection between Natural Selection and Political Economy Reconsidered,’ in Darwinism and Evolutionary Economics, ed. John Laurent and John Nightingale (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2001), pp. 36-48.

Durant, John R., ‘Scientific Naturalism and Social Reform in the Thought of Alfred Russel Wallace,’ The British Journal for the History of Science, vol. 12, no. 40 (1979), pp. 31-58

Evans, Eric, ‘Welfare and Industrial Society’, History Today, vol. 44, no. 6 (1994), p. 17-24.

Fichman, Martin, ‘Science in Theistic Contexts: A case study of Alfred Russel Wallace on Human Evolution,’ Osiris, vol. 16 (2001), pp. 227-250.

Hindle, Edward, ‘Darwin’s Greatest Work,’ New Scientist, vol. 4, no. 84 (1958), pp. 246-248 [available online]

Hubbard, Elbert, ‘Alfred Russel Wallace,’ Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Scientists, vol. 17, no. 5 (Nov. 1905), pp. 85-110.

Jones, Greta, ‘Alfred Russel Wallace, Robert Owen and the theory of natural selection,’ The British Journal for the History of Science, vol. 35 (2002), pp. 73-96.

Lester, Ahren, 'Uneasy Bedfellows: Alfred Russel Wallace and Nineteenth-century "Socialist Darwinism", Reinvention, vol. 3, no. 1 (2010) [available online]

Smith, Charles H., ‘Alfred Russel Wallace, Journalist’ Archives of Natural History, vol. 35, no. 2 (2008), pp. 203-207 [available online]

Smith, Roger, ‘Alfred Russel Wallace: Philosophy of Nature and Man,’ The British Journal for the History of Science, vol. 6, no. 22 (1972), pp. 177-199.

Stack, D.A., ‘The First Darwinian Left: Radical and Socialist Responses to Darwin, 1859-1914’, History of Political Thought, vol. 21, no. 4 (2000), pp. 682-710.

Radio/Television Works 

‘Wallace.’ David Attenborough’s Life Stories (Series 2, Ep. 7). Narr. and Writ. David Attenborough. Prod. Julian Hector. BBC Radio 4, Bristol (BBC Natural History Unit). 1 April 2011.

‘Redmond on Alfred Russel Wallace.’ Beagle: In het kielzog van Darwin (Rough Cuts). Narr. Redmond O'Hanlon. Dir. Hans Fels. VPRO, Hilversum, Netherlands. 10 March 2010. [available online:]


Osborn, Henry Fairfield, ‘Alfred Russel Wallace, 1823-1913,’ The Popular Science Monthly, vol.  83 (1913), pp.  522-537.


Attenborough, David, ‘Alfred Russel Wallace and the Birds of Paradise’, Paper presented as part of the University of Bristol Centenary in association with the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology’s Annual Meeting, University of Bristol. 24 September 2009. [availbale online:]

Variations of Alfred Russel Wallace : Alfred Wallace : Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace [sic] : A. R. Wallace : A.R. Wallace : AR Wallace  

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