The Autobiography of a Boy - Passages Selected by His Friend, G.S. Street (Paperback)
In the form of a biography, the reader follows a fictional friend of Street named 'Tubby'. Street offers an apology at the start for the lack of life that Tubby has had and how the reader will not be interested in any of it. The book highlights the pretentiousness of Street's current society and Tubby is described in the likes of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas. A perfect addition to anyone with a love of art and literary history amongst the 19th century. George Slythe Street (1867 - 1936) was a journalist for the 'National Observer', a British newspaper that was originally 'Scots Observer'. Known for his satirical style and humorous writing against the English upper class, Street was also a novelist. His most famous work 'Autobiography of a Boy' (1894) gained traction at the time for the criticism of Aestheticism, a popular art movement of the late 19th century.