Stand Before Your God

Stand Before Your God
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Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 258
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ISBN-10 : 0679759417
ISBN-13 : 9780679759416
Rating : 4/5 (17 Downloads)

Book Synopsis Stand Before Your God by : Paul Watkins

Download or read book Stand Before Your God written by Paul Watkins and published by Vintage. This book was released on 1995-03-14 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this enthralling and sometimes harrowing memoir, the acclaimed author of The Promise of Light gives us a masterly companion to such classics as Brideshead Revisited and A Separate Peace. At the age of seven, Paul Watkins was roughly transplanted from his home in Rhode Island to England's Dragon School. He was greeted by a delegation of bullies who, in time, would become his friends and whose rules would become his own. For at Dragon, and later at Eton, "there was no middle ground. You could not go here and come out not caring one way or the other. You had to stand before your God and commit." Here are the masters who paddle boys for small infractions and then offer them sweets; the seniors who pamper pretty favorites and subject all others to humiliating servitude; the deep friendships and sudden, devastating betrayals. Above all, here is the exhilaration of a boy discovering own capacities for learning and creativity, in a book that conveys with astonishing insight the pangs of growing up.

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