|提及的人：||W E Gladstone; William Ewart Gladstone; W E Gladstone|
|注意：||Originally published: London : Macmillan, 1995. With forenote to the American ed.|
|獎賞：||Whitbread Award, 1995.|
|描述：||xxvii, 698 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|内容：||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.
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.
- Gladstone, W. E. -- (William Ewart), -- 1809-1898.
- Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1837-1901.
- Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
- Liberal Party (Great Britain) -- Biography.
- Gladstone, William Ewart.
- Liberal Party (Great Britain)
- Political science.
- Prime ministers.
- Great Britain.