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Memories

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Sir Maurice Bowra was an English classical scholar and academic, known for his wit. He was Warden of Wadham College from 1938, a post he retained for the rest of his life. He served as Professor of Poetry (1946-51) and was particularly know for his studies of ancient Greek culture and poetry.
This is not an autobiography in the usual sense, but the record of various events Sir Maurice Bowra thought worthy of record between his earliest years and the outbreak of war in 1939. He begins with his childhood in China before 1903, and details later various visits to the country. He also visited Petrograd just before the revolution. He fought on the Western Front in 1917-1918. After this he lived in Oxford and tells events of himself and his friends in a generation of post-war graduates. He met a series of people destined to become famous and tells of well-known households including the Morrells and Asquiths. He varies his narrative with many illustrative stories and presents some famous figures from unfamiliar angles.
Published in 1966. With 8 pages of half-tone illustrations. The DJ has been protected with a plastic cover but there a still a few minor tears and blemishes to the edges. The spine of the DJ is sunned. There is some minor foxing to the edges of the pages. Internally clean. In good condition. Of interest to historians

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Author(s):
Bowra, C.M.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Weidenfeld and Nicolson
Title:
Memories 1898-1939

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Sir Maurice Bowra was an English classical scholar and academic, known for his wit. He was Warden of Wadham College from 1938, a post he retained for the rest of his life. He served as Professor of Poetry (1946-51) and was particularly know for his studies of ancient Greek culture and poetry.
This is not an autobiography in the usual sense, but the record of various events Sir Maurice Bowra thought worthy of record between his earliest years and the outbreak of war in 1939. He begins with his childhood in China before 1903, and details later various visits to the country. He also visited Petrograd just before the revolution. He fought on the Western Front in 1917-1918. After this he lived in Oxford and tells events of himself and his friends in a generation of post-war graduates. He met a series of people destined to become famous and tells of well-known households including the Morrells and Asquiths. He varies his narrative with many illustrative stories and presents some famous figures from unfamiliar angles.
Published in 1966. With 8 pages of half-tone illustrations. The DJ has been protected with a plastic cover but there a still a few minor tears and blemishes to the edges. The spine of the DJ is sunned. There is some minor foxing to the edges of the pages. Internally clean. In good condition. Of interest to historians

Author(s):
Bowra, C.M.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Weidenfeld and Nicolson
Title:
Memories 1898-1939

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