Father And Son

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First published in 1907, this account of a crisis of faith remains highly relevant today. Gosse tells the story of his childhood, as a member of a Victorian Protestant sect, and of his struggle to forge his own identity despite the loving control of his father.

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‘The classic of memoir of inter-generational strife, with an afterword from author of The Essex Serpent, Sarah Perry and an introduction from Anthony Quinn.

Subtitled ‘a study of two temperaments’ Edmund Gosse’s childhood memoir tells the often fractious, often comic story of Gosse’s relationship with his authoritarian father. A pioneering naturalist and marine biologist, Philip Henry Gosse’s strictly religious worldview is brought into crisis by the discoveries of Charles Darwin and the death of his wife – and Edmund’s mother – Emily. As Edmund breaks away from his father’s influence, the evolution from one epoch to the next is described in all of its struggle, humour and glory.

Additional information

Weight 0.219 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.7 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xvi, 243

Language

English

Edition

New edition

Dewey

828.809 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K