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Eton and King's

Eton and King's
Recollections, Mostly Trivial, 1875–1925

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  • Date Published: July 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108030533


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  • M. R. James (1862–1936), best remembered today for his ghost stories, was Provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–1918) and of Eton College (1918–1936). In these memoirs, he tells the story of the times he spent at the two prestigious institutions, providing a vibrant account of the people and experiences that characterised them. Beginning with his first impressions of Eton as a boy, he lends a unique insight into the school, moving on to recount with affection his scholarly and teaching careers in both these 'royal and religious foundations'. Ghosts and games, choirs and Christmases, and dramas and dons are all recalled in vivid detail, creating a colourful picture of academic life during the early twentieth century and the First World War. Anecdotal, touching and often humorous, James' recollections reveal his role in both intellectual and social life at these famous institutions, and his dedication and allegiance to them.

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    • Date Published: July 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108030533
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. First sight of Eton
    2. Temple Grove
    3. Admitted K. S.
    4. School and college libraries
    5. Division masters
    6. The head master's division
    7. School societies
    8. Contemporaries from the boy's point of view
    9. The Provost and Fellows
    10. Literary aspirations
    11. King's
    12. Provost and seniors
    13. The undergraduates
    14. The drama
    15. Mrs. Smith
    16. Friends
    17. J. and other great figures
    18. A holiday and some lyrics
    19. Research
    20. J. H. Middleton
    21. J. McBryde
    22. Official employments
    23. The Union
    24. The Fitzwilliam
    25. The Provostship
    26. The Vice-Chancellorship
    27. Recalled to Eton
    28. Epilogue.

  • Author

    M. R. James

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