Henry Salt Archive

Henry Salt (1853-1939) was the author of the Life of Henry David Thoreau, Animals Rights and A Plea for Vegetarianism which inspired Gandhi for follow a vegetarian diet.

Salt and His Circle

by Stephen Winsten (Author)

Salt and His Circle by Stephen Winsten
Title:Salt and His Circle
Published:1951
Publisher:Hutchinson & Co. Ltd
Format:Hardback
Edition:First Edition
Pages:224
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Contents

Preface by Bernard Shaw
Notes by the Author
Introduction
Another Henry
Henry Goes to Eton
Kate Joynes
Back to Eton
Cottage at Tilford
Declassed
A Compendium of the Cranks
Among the Mountains
Life in a Bath Chair
More “Isms”
Feud with Doctors
Shaw Reads Candida
Salt Witnesses a Marriage
A Tea Party
To Millthorpe
Two Masters
Kate Dies
A Journey to Ayot
Life is Everywhere
Gandhi and Salt
“The Shaw”
Iolanthe
Rumblings
The Address
Appendix 1 - Salt on Shaw
Appendix 2 - The Books of Henry Salt
Index

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Our Verdict: How much, if any, of this book is true is open to question. Not recommended!

Winsten borrowed Salt's papers from Mrs Catherine Salt and then did not return them. Winsten, then, had unique material - and was a friend of Shaw's and was able to get information from that source - but did not date the letters or events and at times he invents dialogue. According to Shaw, Winsten as a biographer "is inaccurate as to facts, wrong in his judgements, self-complacent and without humour..."

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