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Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments

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At birth Edmund Gosse was dedicated to the Service of the Lord. His parents were Plymouth Brethren. After his mothers death Gosse was brought up in stifling isolation by his father, a marine biologist whose faith overcame his reason when confronted by Darwins theory of evolution. Father and Son is also the record of Gosses struggle to fashion his inner life for himse At birth Edmund Gosse was dedicated to the Service of the Lord. His parents were Plymouth Brethren. After his mothers death Gosse was brought up in stifling isolation by his father, a marine biologist whose faith overcame his reason when confronted by Darwins theory of evolution. Father and Son is also the record of Gosses struggle to fashion his inner life for himself - a record of whose full and subversive implications the author was unaware, as Peter Abbs notes in his Introduction. First published anonymously in 1907, Father and Son was immediately acclaimed for its courage in flouting the conventions of Victorian autobiography and is still a moving account of self-discovery.

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At birth Edmund Gosse was dedicated to the Service of the Lord. His parents were Plymouth Brethren. After his mothers death Gosse was brought up in stifling isolation by his father, a marine biologist whose faith overcame his reason when confronted by Darwins theory of evolution. Father and Son is also the record of Gosses struggle to fashion his inner life for himse At birth Edmund Gosse was dedicated to the Service of the Lord. His parents were Plymouth Brethren. After his mothers death Gosse was brought up in stifling isolation by his father, a marine biologist whose faith overcame his reason when confronted by Darwins theory of evolution. Father and Son is also the record of Gosses struggle to fashion his inner life for himself - a record of whose full and subversive implications the author was unaware, as Peter Abbs notes in his Introduction. First published anonymously in 1907, Father and Son was immediately acclaimed for its courage in flouting the conventions of Victorian autobiography and is still a moving account of self-discovery.
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Title Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments Height 17.8
Edmund Gosse Width 2.5
ISBN-13 9780140182767 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0140182764 Spine Width
Publisher PENGUIN CLASSICS Pages 272
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