“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind": First Edition of The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell; Signed by Him
The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell: 1872-1914.
Item Number: 59001
London: George Allen and Unwin, 1967.
First edition of one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Bertrand Russell on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed.
Bertrand Russell was born in 1872 and died in 1970. One of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, he transformed philosophy and can lay claim to being one of the greatest philosophers of all time. He was a Nobel Prize winner for Literature and was imprisoned several times as a result of his pacifism. His views on religion, education, sex, politics and many other topics, made him one of the most read and revered writers of the age. This, his autobiography, is one of the most compelling and vivid ever written. "Riveting...the detailed expression of a mind of a genius in the making" (Jessica Mitford).