MEMOIRS OF AN EPICUREAN by Henry Dwight Sedgwick


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Polished commentary on personal miscellanes of a long life, -- a background of uppercrust New York boyhood, correct schools (Adams Academy and Harvard), a reluctant and temporary acceptance of the law which seemed a necessity -- and then the joys of the literary life which he made his own. Then for those to whom an ""epicurean existence"" seems heaven -- full canvas of European travel, historical, literary and human aspects, friends, friendships and acquaintances, enthusiasms and admirations, writers, writing and the turning pages of history. Always very much the spectator, enjoying and criticizing the passing show, genteel, literate, leisurely, now and then a bit snobbish, mellow -- these memoirs reflect a passing world. They should have very definite snob appeal -- a nostalgic tug for his contemporaries.

Pub Date: April 6th, 1942
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill