Click here to skip to this page's main content.

New Feature: You can now embed Open Library books on your website!   Learn More
Last edited by Clean Up Bot
May 15, 2017 | History

In my solitary life 1 edition

In my solitary life
Augustus J. C. Hare

No ebook available.

Buy this book

Add an ISBN in order to
link to booksellers

About the Book

Abridged edition of the second three volumes of the original 6 volume work as edited by Malcolm Barnes. This is a sequel to his The Years with Mother. Augustus Hare (1834-1903) was adopted by his extremely pious paternal aunt Maria and lived and travelled with her until he was an adult and after. He wrote guide books to many of the most popular areas visited by travellers to Europe, especially France and Italy, as well as biographies of members of his family. His real interest today is as an indiscreet, gossipy and detail-loving observer of the lives and social conditions of members of his class and circle which included members of the aristocracy. The extreme religiosity of his Aunt Maria is scarcely credible nowadays and though it had a lasting effect on his life, her (to us now) apparent cruelties were accepted by Hare and he was devoted to her. He was bereft when she died in 1870, a loss he seems to have compensated for by travelling more widely and staying with friends and family both in England and Europe. Both are fascinating and entertaining reads.
Somerset Maugham knew Hare and his essay on him is published in Maugham's In Vagrant Mood.

There is only 1 edition record, so we'll show it here...  •  Add edition?

In my solitary life;
being an abridgement of the last three volumes of The story of my life.
edited with notes and introduction by Malcolm Barnes.

Published 1953 by George Allen & Unwin in London .
Written in English.

Edition Notes

The original edition of The Story of my life was published by George Allen in six volumes 1896- 1900. This is an abridgement by Malcolm Barnes of the second three.


Dewey Decimal Class

The Physical Object

Number of pages


  • Editor
    Malcolm Barnes

ID Numbers

Open Library

History Created December 11, 2009 · 5 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

May 15, 2017 Edited by Clean Up Bot merge authors
April 24, 2011 Edited by Lyn Smith Edited without comment.
April 24, 2011 Edited by Lyn Smith Edited without comment.
January 17, 2010 Edited by WorkBot add subjects and covers
December 11, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page