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The Resource Fathers and sons : the autobiography of a family, Alexander Waugh

Fathers and sons : the autobiography of a family, Alexander Waugh

Label
Fathers and sons : the autobiography of a family
Title
Fathers and sons
Title remainder
the autobiography of a family
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Waugh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If there is a literary gene, then the Waugh family has it. The first literary Waugh was Arthur, who, having won a poetry prize in 1888, broke with the family tradition of medicine. He went on to become a distinguished publisher and an influential book columnist. He fathered two sons, Alec and Evelyn, both of whom were to become novelists of note; were to rebel in their own ways against his bedrock Victorianism; and one of whom, Evelyn, was to write a series of immortal novels that will be prized as long as elegance and lethal wit are admired. Evelyn begat, among others, Auberon, who would carry on in the family tradition of literary skill and eccentricity, becoming one of England's most incorrigibly cantankerous and provocative newspaper columnists. And Auberon begat Alexander, yet another writer, to whom it has fallen to tell this tale of four generations of scribbling Waughs.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 823/.912
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6045.A97
LC item number
Z874 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fathers and sons : the autobiography of a family, Alexander Waugh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Headline, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [457]-462) and index
Contents
Pale shadows -- Midsomer Norton -- Golden boy -- Lacking in love -- Out in the cold -- Spirit of change -- In Arcadia -- No uplifting twist -- Happy dying -- Irritability -- Fantasia -- Under fire -- Leaving home -- My father
Control code
ocm82772637
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
472 p.
Isbn
9780385521505
Lccn
2007005239
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)82772637
Label
Fathers and sons : the autobiography of a family, Alexander Waugh
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Headline, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [457]-462) and index
Contents
Pale shadows -- Midsomer Norton -- Golden boy -- Lacking in love -- Out in the cold -- Spirit of change -- In Arcadia -- No uplifting twist -- Happy dying -- Irritability -- Fantasia -- Under fire -- Leaving home -- My father
Control code
ocm82772637
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
472 p.
Isbn
9780385521505
Lccn
2007005239
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)82772637

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