A Victorian Boyhood L.E. Jones

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A Victorian Boyhood  by  L.E. Jones

A Victorian Boyhood by L.E. Jones
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PRE-ISBN.From the front-inside dustcover:This book is a collection of reminiscences, discursive and anecdotal memories, rather than an autobiography, and is a most agreeable piece of Victoriana. The author, a Brackenbury Exhibitioner of Balliol whoMorePRE-ISBN.From the front-inside dustcover:This book is a collection of reminiscences, discursive and anecdotal memories, rather than an autobiography, and is a most agreeable piece of Victoriana.

The author, a Brackenbury Exhibitioner of Balliol who rowed for Eton and Oxford, has arranged his narrative in three main parts – Childhood- Boyhood- Eton.The picture of his childhood recalls life under the ancient regime, the hierarchic routine of a Norfolk manor [8 miles from Holkham Hall] in the ‘nineties [1890’s], with Father aloof and children undergoing a curious compound of freedom and tyranny.

There follows a period of agricultural depression and the family takes flight abroad, first to Switzerland and later to Provence, where they settle. The parents, seen close at hand, shine less splendidly now, but for the boys, life is exciting, with its greater measure of freedom. The book ends with a picture of Eton fifty years ago [c.1905] (with vignettes of Dr. Warre and other Eton characters) as seen by a loving but not undiscriminating eye, and drawn to please wider than Old Etonian circles.”



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