Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments

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"Father and Son stands as one of English literature's seminal autobiographies. In it Edmund Gosse recounts, with humour 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. A key document of the crisis of faith and doubt; 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." As well as an
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"Father and Son stands as one of English literature's seminal autobiographies. In it Edmund Gosse recounts, with humour 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. A key document of the crisis of faith and doubt; 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." As well as an illuminating introduction, this edition also provides a series of appendices including extracts from Philip Gosse's Omphalos and his harrowing account of his wife's death from breast cancer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140182767
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/28/1989
  • Series: Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,398,196
  • Product dimensions: 5.09 (w) x 7.89 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928) was an English poet, author and critic; the son of zoologist Philip Henry Gosse and Emily Bowes. In 1870 he co-authored Madrigals, Songs and Sonnets with John Blaikie. As well as composing poetry, Gosse's passion for reading led him to study European literature, and he introduced Ibsen to the English public. Father and Son was published anonymously in 1907.
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Table of Contents

Father and Son Gosse's Life and Works: A Chronology
Introduction
Father and Son
Notes
Selected Bibliography

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