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Robert Elsmere

Author: Humphry Ward, Mrs.; Clyde de L Ryals
Publisher: Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press [1967]
Series: Bison book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"First published in 1888, Robert Elsmere was probably the biggest-selling novel of the nineteenth century. Inspired by the religious crises of her father, Ward tells the story of an Oxford clergyman who begins to doubt the doctrines of the Anglican church after he encounters the work of German rationalists. Rather than becoming an atheist, Elsmere pursues the idea of "constructive liberalism," stressing the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ward, Humphry, Mrs., 1851-1920.
Robert Elsmere.
Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press [1967]
(OCoLC)756459380
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Humphry Ward, Mrs.; Clyde de L Ryals
OCLC Number: 363208
Description: xii, 636 pages 21 cm.
Series Title: Bison book.
Responsibility: by Mrs. Humphry Ward. Edited with an introd. by Clyde de L. Ryals.

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"First published in 1888, Robert Elsmere was probably the biggest-selling novel of the nineteenth century. Inspired by the religious crises of her father, Ward tells the story of an Oxford clergyman who begins to doubt the doctrines of the Anglican church after he encounters the work of German rationalists. Rather than becoming an atheist, Elsmere pursues the idea of "constructive liberalism," stressing the importance of social work among the poor and uneducated. The Times called it "a clever attack upon revealed religion", and William Gladstone's copy was annotated with objections to Ward's heterodoxy. In the Victorian age, nothing was more likely to generate publicity than religious controversy, and Robert Elsmere became a runaway success."--Amazon.

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