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By: Edmund Gosse (1849-1928)

Father and Son by Edmund Gosse Father and Son

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...

Book cover Gossip in a Library

A collection of informal essays about books in his library. He combines commentary, translations, and humorous asides about authors and their subjects.

Book cover Victorian Songs Lyrics of the Affections and Nature
Book cover Henrik Ibsen
Book cover Some Diversions of a Man of Letters
Book cover Raleigh
Book cover Aspects and Impressions
Book cover Three French Moralists and The Gallantry of France
Book cover Hypolympia Or, The Gods in the Island, an Ironic Fantasy
Book cover The Future of English Poetry
Book cover Train of Life

LibriVox volunteers bring you nine readings of The Train of Life by Edmund Gosse. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 28th, 2014.


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