Childhood In Comfort

Glueck, Grace H.
March 1956
New Republic;3/26/56, Vol. 134 Issue 13, p20
The article presents information on the book "A House of Children," by Joyce Cary. In this book the author speaks of himself when he was young. He has produced a sensitive and tenderly humorous memoir that is alive with the spirit of childhood. Born into a leisurely, fin de siécle British milieu, Cary spent a boyhood crammed with picnics, sails, shoots, walks, cart-rides, sea-bathes, pranks, parties, doting relatives, rambling country houses, and devoted servants who loved children. He has unpretentiously evoked this life in a series of vignettes--almost like a childhood snapshot album--in which, as Evelyn Corner glides among his memories with easy grace, recounting incidents and recording impressions with a child's simplicity and directness, perceiving the whole through a fine screen of adult insight and reflection.


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