HALF A LIFE by James Strachey Barnes


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Illuminating autobiography of a man connected by blood or friendship with prominent people in England's social, intellectual, political, and diplomatic background. Amazingly frank -- an intimate personal study -- though not introspective in any sense -- critical appraisal of English schools, with the emphasis on Eton and Sandhurst -- enthusiastic endorsement of what Italy means to him, both as a background of his happiest formative years, and from the point of view of its contribution to the modern world through its share in war and peace. All in all, a revealing picture of the upbringing of a well-born youth of modern England.

Pub Date: Jan. 29th, 1935
Publisher: Coward, McCann