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. Edmund gosse, father and son, oxford: oxford university press, 2009, pp241, isbn: 0199539111 related pages the great gatsby tutorial, commentary, plot summary, further reading the great gatsby (1925) was the third novel by f scott fitzgerald, following this side of paradi. Son edmund, literary critic, minor poet, biographer, salon-keeper, sycophantic gadabout par excellence, and author of two ostensibly biographical works on his father, the temperate and objective life of philip henry gosse, frs (1890. Book review father and son by edmund gosse by scottmanleyhadley october 22, 2014 comments 0. Father and son is a memoir by poet and critic edmund gosse, which he subtitled a study of two temperaments the book describes edmund's early years in an exceptionally devout plymouth brethren home.
User review - jburlinson - librarything this memoir broke ground in the early 20th century by presenting generational conflict in an apparently frank, dispassionate, indeed scientific way in its restrained way, it helped lead gosse's. Edmund gosse (1849-1928) author of father and son: a study of two temperaments includes the names: e gosse , edmund gosse , edmund gosse , edmond gosse , ednund gosee , edmond gossse , edmund w gosse , sir edmund gosse , edmund gosse cb , edmund lld gosse. 1 edmund gosse (1849-1928) edmund gosse is now known predominantly for father and son (1907), a work he originally published anonymously this biographical reminiscence retraces his relationship. Book digitized by google from the library of the university of michigan and uploaded to the internet archive by user tpb.
Edmund gosse wrote father and son as a record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs it ended, as was inevitable, in disruption 1 it was published in 1907, nineteen years after the death of his father, philip henry gosse, and describes the closeness, and then the developing tension, between them. Edmund gosse edmund gosse, the son of the english naturalist, philip goose, was born in london on 21st september, 1849 educated privately, gosse became assistant librarian in the british museum in 1867. Early life gosse was the son of philip henry gosse and emily bowes his father was a naturalist and his mother an illustrator who published a number of books of poetry both were deeply committed to a small protestant sect, the plymouth brethren.
But for its background in father and son the life of edmund gosse would hold for us, i imagine, only minor interest today here would be simply a success story of a slightly teasing sort, in considering which we are brought into passing contact with a great many persons of eminence in their time an. Edmund gosse and his biographers all tell the story that when he was born his father noted in his diary, e delivered of a son received green swallow from jamaica. Father and son: philip henry gosse and edmund gosse in 1857 courtesy wikimedia commons gosse was born in london, the son of philip henry gosse, a naturalist, and emily (bowes), an illustrator who contributed to a number of books of poetry.
Father and son by edmund gosse father and son by edmund gosse e-text created by martin adamson [email protected] father and son a study of two temperaments. Today we are going to present a father and son essay victorian poet edmund gosse was a child of zoologist philip gosse, the minister of a fundamentalist evangelical sect. Father and son is a classic account of a childhood, a much-praised autobiography published by edmund gosse in 1907, nearly 20 years after the death of his father, the naturalist philip henry gosse.
Edmund, his only son, was by now in his teens and it is at this point that one of thwaite's principal lines of inquiry looms into view - the accuracy, or otherwise, of father and son. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for father and son at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Gosse's mother died when he was 8 of breast cancer and his father remarried a woman with whom young edmund got along very well but a rift with his father continues to grow when edmund brings home a volume of poetry, his father burns it.