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Gladstone : a biography

Autore: Roy Jenkins
Editore: New York : Random House, 1997.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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William Gladstone was, with Tennyson, Newman, Dickens, Carlyle, and Darwin, one of the stars of nineteenth-century British life. He spent 63 of his 89 years in the House of Commons and was prime minister four times, a unique accomplishment. From his critical role in the formation of the Liberal Party to his preoccupation with the cause of Irish Home Rule, he was a commanding politician and statesman nonpareil. But  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: W E Gladstone; William Ewart Gladstone; W E Gladstone
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Roy Jenkins
ISBN: 0679451447 9780679451440
Numero OCLC: 35928601
Note: Originally published: London : Macmillan, 1995. With forenote to the American ed.
Riconoscimenti: Whitbread Award, 1995.
Descrizione: xxvii, 698 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: Forenote to the American edition --
Part one : A talented and tortured young man 1809-1852. A Liverpool gentleman? --
A grand tour ending at Newark --
A clumsy suitor --
Peel's apprentice --
Orator, zealot and debtor --
Mid-century frenzy --
Ladies of the night --
The tremendous projectile --
Part two : A middle-aged mid-Victorian statesman 1852-1868. The Chancellor who made the job --
The decline and fall of the Aberdeen Coalition --
Health and wealth A short Odyssey for a British Ulysses --
The hostile partnership with Palmerston --
God's vicar in the treasury --
The people's William --
Disraeli's foil --
Part three : The first premiership and the first retirement 1868-1876. "My mission is to pacify Ireland" --
A commanding Prime Minister --
Irish land and European war --
Sovereign and Prime Minister --
"Ever and anon the dark rumbling of the sea" --
Defeat and retirement --
The temporary withdrawal --
Part four : The rebound into the second premiership 1876-1885. "Of all the Bulgarian horrors perhaps the greatest" --
Midlothian beckons --
Victory, where are thy fruits? --
Gladstone becomes the grand old man --
The cloud in the West darkens --
The third Reform Bill --
Murderer of Gordon? --
Part five : Ireland dominates and age withers 1885-1898. Slow road to Damascus --
Schism and failure --
"The union and disunion of hearts" --
The leaden victory --
Last exit to Hawarden --
The closing of the doors of the senses.
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William Gladstone was, with Tennyson, Newman, Dickens, Carlyle, and Darwin, one of the stars of nineteenth-century British life. He spent 63 of his 89 years in the House of Commons and was prime minister four times, a unique accomplishment. From his critical role in the formation of the Liberal Party to his preoccupation with the cause of Irish Home Rule, he was a commanding politician and statesman nonpareil. But Gladstone the man was much more: a classical scholar, a wide-ranging author, a vociferous participant in all the great theological debates of the day, a voracious reader, and an avid walker who chopped down trees for recreation. He was also a man obsessed with the idea of his own sinfulness. This full and deep portrait of a complicated man offers a sweeping picture of a tumultuous century in British history.--From publisher description.

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