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Published: 26 March 2009

304 Pages | 1 halftone


ISBN: 9780199539116

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Father and Son

Edmund Gosse
Edited by Michael Newton

Oxford World's Classics

  • The most critically up-to-date edition of this classic autobiography by up and coming academic Michael Newton, author of the acclaimed Savage Girls and Wild Boys
  • Concerned with faith, doubt, and evolutionary theory, Gosse's account of his crisis of faith is as relevant today as it was on first publication in 1907
  • Appeals to the current interest in science and culture, and the psychology of childhood. Michael Newton's introduction offers a new and compelling reading of the work, and sets it in its scientific and religious context
  • Contains fascinating appendices including extracts from P. H. Gosse's (the father) Omphalos in which he argues that God put fossils in rocks to tempt us, and his harrowing account of his wife's death from breast cancer.

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