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What a Life! An Autobiography

A web reproduction of Lucas & Morrow's 1911 proto-dada classic. The book is currently without a [paper] publisher. This electronic edition makes this masterpiece available to all.

This book is still in copyright in the UK. Since this book was published before 1923, it is public domain in the USA.

About the Authors

Edward Verrall Lucas (1868–1938), travel writer and essayist.

George Morrow (1869–1955), illustrator and regular contributor to Punch.

The illustrations were cut from Whiteley's General Catalogue.

About the Book

First published by Methuen & Co Ltd on August 17 1911, it has been reprinted by Dover (USA, 1975) and William Collins Sons & Co Ltd (UK, 1987).

Start reading with the original book cover …

or use this table of contents:

  1. Childhood
  2. School Days
  3. London in the Old Days
  4. The Stolen Diamonds
  5. The Tender Passion
  6. Travel and Adventure
  7. Home Life
  8. Apotheosis

Initial text preparation and markup by Stewart C. Russell, Kirkintilloch, Scotland, March 2000. Further edits June 2003, Scarborough, Ontario.

Page Images

600 dpi page images of the book are stored in this PDF: what_a_life.pdf (16MB). If you merely wish to browse, all the images from the book are here.

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