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  • Father and Son | Edmund Gosse

    Father and Son

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Edmund Gosse
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Palmer
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    Everyone has a swipe at their parents and the way they were brought up at some point in their lives. Very few of us exact revenge to the extent that Edmund Gosse did upon his father in this superbly funny, agonising account of a very strange childhood. The subtitle of the book is A Study of Two Temperaments, and these were temperaments not destined to get on. Gosse, Sr. was an eminent naturalist and zoologist and a keen follower of the Plymouth Brethren.

  • Father and Son | Edmund Gosse

    Father and Son

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Edmund Gosse
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    "This story 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 human beings here described, one was born to fly backward, the other could not help being carried forward. The affection of these two persons was assailed by forces in comparison with which the changes that health or fortune or place introduce are as nothing.

    David Steinsaltz says: "Fascinating intersection of biology, history and literature"
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