Fatherhood has changed a lot throughout history. It was a long road from the emotionally distant man whose only mission was to provide for the family for the man interested in building a deep relationship with his family. In this book you will find seven short stories specially selected by the critic August Nemo that explore the various faces of fatherhood. For more books with interesting themes, I haven't stopped checking the other books in this series! *** This book contains: - The Father by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. - The Christening by D. H. Lawrence. - The Prodigal Father by Jack London. - His Father's Son by Edith Wharton. - A Father's Confession by Guy de Maupassant. - A Child in the Dark, and a Foreign Father by Henry Lawson. - The Daughters of the Late Colonel by Katherine Mansfield.
About the Author
Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson was a Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has always been distinguished by both the freshness of its inspiration and the rare purity of its spirit", becoming the first Norwegian Nobel laureate. Bjørnson is considered to be one of The Four Greats among Norwegian writers, the others being Henrik Ibsen, Jonas Lie, and Alexander Kielland. David Herbert Lawrence was an English writer and poet. His collected works represent, among other things, an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. Some of the issues Lawrence explores are sexuality, emotional health, vitality, spontaneity, and instinct. Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile he called his "savage pilgrimage". John Griffith London was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first writers to become a worldwide celebrity and earn a large fortune from writing. He was also an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science fiction, Edith Wharton was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and designer. Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper class New York "aristocracy" to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1996. Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was a 19th century French author, remembered as a master of the short story form, and as a representative of the Naturalist school, who depicted human lives and destinies and social forces in disillusioned and often pessimistic terms. Maupassant was a protégé of Gustave Flaubert and his stories are characterized by economy of style and efficient, effortless outcomes. Kathleen Mansfield Murry was a prominent New Zealand modernist short story writer and poet who was born and brought up in colonial New Zealand and wrote under the pen name of Katherine Mansfield. At the age of 19, she left New Zealand and settled in England, where she became a friend of writers such as D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. Mansfield was diagnosed with extrapulmonary tuberculosis in 1917; the disease claimed her life at the age of 34.
Table of ContentsThe Father by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. The Christening by D. H. Lawrence. The Prodigal Father by Jack London. His Father's Son by Edith Wharton. A Father's Confession by Guy de Maupassant. A Child in the Dark, and a Foreign Father by Henry Lawson. The Daughters of the Late Colonel by Katherine Mansfield.