Biography ranks next to Fiction in popularity; Autobiography perhaps suffers from an inevitable egotism and the fact that it...

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MASTERWORKS OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Biography ranks next to Fiction in popularity; Autobiography perhaps suffers from an inevitable egotism and the fact that it is unfinished, and usually some segment of a life, not a whole portrait. But Autobiography has contributed largely to world literature. Here is an anthology which brings together some classic examples:- Confessions of St. Augustine, Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellins. Diary of Samuel Pepys, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau, Truth and Poetry by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Truth Story of My Life by Hans Christian Andersen, Apologia Pro Vita Sua by Cardinal Newman, Childhood, Boyhood and Youth by Leo Tolstoy, and The Education of Henry Adams.....Certainly a good $4.00 worth!

Pub Date: Nov. 27, 1946

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Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1946