Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments

Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments

by Edmund Gosse


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"This book is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences, and almost two epochs. It ended, as was inevitable, in disruption. Of the two being here described, one was born to fly backward, the other could not help being carried forward..." Thus begins this remarkable chronicle of the division between generations. Goose was born in 1849 into a deeply religious household; both parents were pious member of the Plymouth Brethren, a narrow sect. This book, Gosse's masterpiece, was anonymously published in 1907.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781976344985
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/25/2017
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849 – 1928) was an English poet, author and critic. He was brought up in a small Protestant sect, the Plymouth Brethren, but broke away sharply from that faith. His account of his childhood in the book Father and Son has been described as the first psychological biography.

Table of Contents

Father and SonGosse's Life and Works: A Chronology
Father and Son
Selected Bibliography

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