Father and Son

Edmund GOSSE (1849 - 1928)

Father and Son (1907) 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. His mother, who dies early and painfully of breast cancer, is a writer of Christian tracts. His father, Philip Henry Gosse, is an influential, though largely self-taught, invertebrate zoologist and student of marine biology who, after his wife's death, takes Edmund to live in Devon. The book focuses on the father's response to the new evolutionary theories, especially those of his scientific colleague Charles Darwin, and Edmund's gradual rejection of both his father and his father's fundamentalist religion.

Genre(s): Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface & Chapter 1 Ed Meade
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Play 02 Chapter 2 Alana Jordan
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Play 03 Chapter 3 Alana Jordan
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Play 04 Chapter 4 Alana Jordan
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Play 05 Chapter 5 musil
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Play 06 Chapter 6 musil
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Play 07 Chapter 7 musil
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Play 08 Chapter 8 musil
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Play 09 Chapter 9 musil
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Play 10 Chapter 10 musil
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Play 11 Chapter 11 musil
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Play 13 Epilogue musil
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