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. About the Series:
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About the Author
Edmund Gosse (1849-1928) was an English poet, author and critic. He received an Hon MA from Cambridge University, lectured at Trinity College in Cambridge and worked as a librarian at the British Museum. He was a much sought after lecturer and speaker in his time and an honored literary critic.
Michael Newton's work in cryptozoology has been ranked by the American Library Association as one of 12 Outstanding Reference Works in the United States in 2005. He lives in Nashville, Indiana.