“The Childhood of the World” is an 1872 work by English writer Edward Clodd. Within it, he explores the early history and origins of mankind, looking at the early formation of societies, art, religion, language, and much more. Highly recommended for those with an interest in anthropology and the origins of man. Edward Clodd (1840 – 1930) was an English writer, banker, and anthropologist famous for his various and notable literary and scientific friends, including the likes of Edward Fitzgerald, Samuel Butler, Andrew Lang, and others. Other notable works by author include: “Jesus of Nazareth” (1880) and “Nature Studies” (1882). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this classic volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition for the enjoyment of literature lovers now and for years to come.