AUTOBIOGRAPHY WITH LETTERS by William Lyon Phelps
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Yale's most beloved professor, a man who has won popularity wherever his teaching and lecturing and world contacts have taken him, tells his life story with the same simple sincerity and almost naive enjoyment that one senses in talking with him, or hearing him speak. The text of the book might well be this:- ""I have found life good"". Teacher, lecturer, writer, traveller -- each aspect of his experience was filled with the joy of doing, the joy of human relations, and in his book he makes the most of it. Sports, too, found enthusiastic advocacy and participation. The drama seems even more of a passion than books. His is not so much a selective faculty as an appreciative one. Some of the book consists of the letters from notables, men and women, both sides of the Atlantic, -- Barrie, St. John Ervine, Galsworthy, etc. Not a memorable autobiography from the literary standpoint, but from the human -- the story of a man beloved. Market -- his lecture audiences everywhere.

Publisher: Oxford