Father and Son

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Oxford University Press, 2004 - Počet stran: 241
Edmund Gosse wrote of his account of his life, "This book is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs." Father and Son remains one of English literature's seminal autobiographies. In it, Edmund Gosse recounts, with humor and pathos, his childhood as a member of a Victorian Protestant sect and his struggles to forge his own identity despite the loving control of his father. His work is a key document of the crisis of faith and doubt and a penetrating exploration of the impact of evolutionary science. An astute, well-observed, and moving portrait of the tensions of family life, Father and Son remains a classic of twentieth-century literature.

This edition contains an illuminating introduction, and provides a series of fascinating appendices including extracts from Philip Gosse's Omphalos and Edmund Gosse's harrowing account of his wife's death from breast cancer.
 

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Acknowledgements
vii
Introduction
ix
Note on the Text
xxix
Select Bibliography
xxxvi
A Chronology of Edmund Gosse
xxxix
FATHER AND SON
1
From A Memorial of the Last Day on Earth of Emily Gosse
187
From Omphalos
196
From The Life of Philip Henry Gosse FRS
202
Two letters from Sir James Frazer to Edmund Gosse
205
Explanatory Notes
207
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Michael M. Newton is Lecturer in English at University College, London.

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