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Philip Meadows Taylor has often been called the last of the Adventurers. This autobiography is a surprisingly well written record of the wanderer, so frequent in English life since Plassey, who ‘runs away early to the tropics and is at home with the palms and the banyans’. Amazing things are revealed in this biography. Completed in 1874 it depended not only on an old man’s uncertain recollections, but on the mass of correspondences with his father during the forty years that he lived in India. He had the liveliest affection for the people of India and treated men and women of all ranks with due respect, something wanting in most British officers.