Father and Son by Edmund Gosse

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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.

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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.
Published July 27, 1989 by Penguin. 267 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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