Bertrand Russell remains one of the greatest philosophers and most complex and controversial figures of the twentieth century. Here, in this frank, humorous and decidedly charming autobiography, Russell offers readers the story of his life – introducing the people, events and influences that shaped the man he was to become. Originally published in three volumes in the late 1960s, Autobiography by Bertrand Russell is a revealing recollection of a truly extraordinary life written with the vivid freshness and clarity that has made Bertrand Russell’s writings so distinctively his own.
Acknowledgements Introduction 1872-1914 Prologue: What I have Lived for 1. Childhood 2. Adolescence 3. Cambridge 4. Engagement 5. First Marriage 6. ‘Principia Mathematica’ 7. Cambridge again 1914-1944 8. The First World War 9. Russia 10. China 11. Second Marriage 12. Later Years of Telegraph House 13. In America 1944-1967 Preface 14. Return to England 15. At Home and Abroad 16. Trafalgar Square 17. The Foundation Postscript Index