Over the Bridge: An Essay in Autobiography ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Richard Church

Over the Bridge: An Essay in Autobiography

Bloomsbury Reader
Publication date: March 2015
ISBN: 9781448214877
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$5.99
Our price:
$4.99

You save: $1.00 (17%)
Over the Bridge, the first volume of Richard Church's personal essays, originally published in 1955, takes the reader through the poet's Edwardian childhood adventures. With his detailed descriptions and insightful observations Church paints an idyllic image of his early years passed in the safety of the close-knit lower middle-class home where his loving, hard working parents did all they could to protect their sons from the harsh reality of Britain at the end of the Victorian era. He ponders with humour the disappointments of his first school endeavours; his academic failure made him feel an outcast until it was discovered that not a poor intellectual capacity but rather the child's poor eyesight was to blame for his lack of concentration and understanding of his school subjects. And finally Church takes us through his teenage years, which began happily with a promise of undisturbed literary and artistic pursuits at Camberwell Art School but were soon tainted with worry over the diminishing health of their beloved mother ¿¿ the pillar of the Church family.


Over the Bridge is not only a touching portrait of Church's childhood self but also an intriguing and detailed picture of the social and economic realities of the Edwardian era. In 1955 Over the Bridge was awarded the Sunday Times Prize for Literature.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Over the Bridge: An Essay in Autobiography ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
2058 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Richard Church
A Stroll Before Dark: Essays ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Richard Church
A Stroll Before Dark: Essays
Richard Church
Bloomsbury Reader, April 2015
ISBN: 9781448214884
Format: ePub
List Price: $5.99 Our price: $4.99
The Golden Sovereign ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Richard Church
The Golden Sovereign
Richard Church
Bloomsbury Reader, March 2015
ISBN: 9781448214983
Format: ePub
List Price: $5.99 Our price: $4.99
The Voyage Home ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Richard Church
The Voyage Home
Richard Church
Bloomsbury Reader, February 2015
ISBN: 9781448214891
Format: ePub
List Price: $5.99 Our price: $4.99
The Dangerous Years ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Richard Church
The Dangerous Years
Richard Church
Bloomsbury Reader, February 2015
ISBN: 9781448214860
Format: ePub
List Price: $5.99 Our price: $4.99