Edmund Gosse


Born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
September 21, 1849

Died
May 16, 1928

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Sir Edmund William Gosse CB was an English poet, author and critic, now primarily remembered for his classic memoir, Father and Son (1907), detailing his difficult childhood in a religiously fanatical home.

An important and influential critic in his day, Gosse as a critic, essayist and correspondent is still very much worth reading today.

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More books by Edmund Gosse…
“The man who satisfies a ceaseless intellectual curiousity probably squeezes more out of life in the long run than anyone else.”
Edmund Gosse

“I was much affected by the internal troubles of the Punch family; I thought that with a little more tact on the part of Mrs. Punch and some restraint held over a temper, naturally violent, by Mr. Punch, a great deal of this sad misunderstanding might have been prevented.”
Edmund Gosse, Father and Son

“I soon discovered that they were absorbed in a silly kind of amorous correspondence with the girls of a neighbouring academy, but " what were all such toys to me?”
Edmund Gosse, Father and Son

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