By Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell continues to be one of many maximum philosophers and most complicated and arguable figures of the 20 th century. right here, during this frank, funny and decidedly fascinating autobiography, Russell bargains readers the tale of his lifestyles – introducing the folk, occasions and impacts that formed the guy he used to be to develop into. initially released in 3 volumes within the overdue Nineteen Sixties, Autobiography through Bertrand Russell is a revealing recollection of a very impressive lifestyles written with the shiny freshness and readability that has made Bertrand Russell’s writings so distinctively his own.
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She became a miser, living in a large house, but using few of the rooms in order to save coal, and only having a bath once a week for the same reason. She wore thick woollen stockings which were always coming down in rumples over her ankles, and at most times talked sentimentally about the extreme goodness of certain people and the extreme wickedness of certain others, both equally imaginary. Both in my brother’s case and in mine, she hated our wives so long as we lived with them, but loved them afterwards.
My Uncle Rollo had some importance in my early development, as he frequently talked to me about scientiﬁc matters, of which he had considerable knowledge. He suﬀered all his life from a morbid shyness so intense as to prevent him from achieving anything that involved contact with other human beings. But with me, so long as I was a child, he 13 14 the autobiography of bertrand russell was not shy, and he used to display a vein of droll humour of which adults would not have suspected him. I remember asking him once why they had coloured glass in church windows.
George, My Lady’, came the answer. By that time he was out of earshot. Besides my grandmother there were in the house my Uncle Rollo and my Aunt Agatha, both unmarried. My Uncle Rollo had some importance in my early development, as he frequently talked to me about scientiﬁc matters, of which he had considerable knowledge. He suﬀered all his life from a morbid shyness so intense as to prevent him from achieving anything that involved contact with other human beings. But with me, so long as I was a child, he 13 14 the autobiography of bertrand russell was not shy, and he used to display a vein of droll humour of which adults would not have suspected him.
Autobiography (Routledge Classics) by Bertrand Russell