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"All the good things of life," 1892-1905

Author: Beatrice Webb; Norman MacKenzie; Jeanne MacKenzie
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1983.
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This volume is the second of a four-volume collection that presents the diaries of English sociologist, economist, socialist and social reformer Beatrice Webb (1858-1943). In her diary Beatrice expressed her desire to write fully and creatively about her life and she kept her diary from 1873 until her death in 1943. In the diary Beatrice records the activities of her daily life, interactions with friends and family,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
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Webb, Beatrice, 1858-1943.
"All the good things of life," 1892-1905.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1983
(OCoLC)654933295
Named Person: Beatrice Webb
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beatrice Webb; Norman MacKenzie; Jeanne MacKenzie
ISBN: 0674202880 9780674202887
OCLC Number: 9195551
Description: xv, 376 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: [volume 2:] Family tree : the Potter sisters and their children --
Introduction : the diary --
The ideal life : August 1892-March 1898 --
Round the English-speaking world : March 1898-December 1898 --
Cliques of friends and acquaintances : January 1899-December 1901 --
A slump in Webbs : January 1902-October 1905 --
Chronology --
A short bibliography --
Index
Responsibility: edited by Norman and Jeanne MacKenzie.

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This volume is the second of a four-volume collection that presents the diaries of English sociologist, economist, socialist and social reformer Beatrice Webb (1858-1943). In her diary Beatrice expressed her desire to write fully and creatively about her life and she kept her diary from 1873 until her death in 1943. In the diary Beatrice records the activities of her daily life, interactions with friends and family, and her most private thoughts and fears. Webb is at the peak of her powers in this second volume of her diary. She is content with "the ideal life" and her partnership with Sidney, and devotes herself to their grand foundation of the London School of Economics, the writing of incisive studies of trade unionism and local government, and plans for the creation of modem schools and universities. All of these accomplishments are in sharp relief to the political stresses caused by the Boer War and the collapse of Gladstonian Liberalism. Only the rise of the Labour movement seemed in stride with the Webbs' leaps of fortune. Even more than before, Webb's circle glitters with the makers of Edwardian society. Mistress of the salon, she dines with Asquith, talks politics with Winston Churchill, debates philosophy with Bertrand Russell, visits Balfour and Lloyd George, becomes an intimate friend of Bernard Shaw, and quarrels with H.G. Wells.

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