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Morley, John 1838-1923

Works: 1,023 works in 3,243 publications in 5 languages and 36,612 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, Publishing director, Other, Correspondent, Speaker, Contributor
Classifications: DA565.M78, 923.242
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Burke by John Morley( Book )

178 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume on Edmund Burke (1729-97), published in 1879 in the first series of English Men of Letters, was written by the general editor of the series, John Morley (1838-1923). Himself a politician as well as an author, Morley had previously published a 'historical study' of Burke in 1867, but emphasises in an introductory note that this book 'is biographical rather than critical' and is intended as a narrative life. Morley himself was a radical in politics, and his interest in Burke, who he does not hesitate to characterise on occasion as a narrow-minded reactionary, may seem surprising, but he greatly admired his subject's independent political stance, which he describes as a mixture of utilitarian liberalism and historic conservatism, unfettered by abstract doctrine, and which he believed might again come to dominate political discourse in the last decades of the nineteenth century
The life of William Ewart Gladstone by John Morley( Book )

98 editions published between 1903 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morley's authorised biography of Gladstone (1809-1898) was published in 1903, and is a landmark of political biography. Four times Liberal Prime Minister between 1868 and 1894, Gladstone had left an enormous archive of letters, papers and diaries, which Morley (1838-1923), himself a noted Liberal politician and writer, spent five years distilling into three volumes. Although many other biographies and editions have since been published, Morley's work is still valuable for his use of primary sources, especially for the earlier part of Gladstone's career. Morley avoids overt party bias, but is understandably discreet in his treatment of more recent political events. He also ignores more private aspects of his subject's life and, as an agnostic, did not empathise with Gladstone's strong religious convictions. Volume 2 covers the period 1859-1880, during which he served as Chancellor and as Prime Minister, and controversially disestablished the Anglican church in Ireland
The life of Richard Cobden by John Morley( Book )

157 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in English and English, Old and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bibliography of Richard Cobden, based on the British museum Catalogue": vol. II, p. 495-504
Oliver Cromwell by John Morley( Book )

74 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early 20th century offered many different scholars writing biographies about Oliver Cromwell. A controversial figure in world history, Cromwell was considered a great hero of Great Britain, but is often known as a dictator and villain in Ireland and Scotland
Voltaire by John Morley( Book )

109 editions published between 1872 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diderot and the encyclopædists by John Morley( Book )

82 editions published between 1878 and 2016 in English and French and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walpole by John Morley( Book )

71 editions published between 1803 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, KG, KB, PC (26 August 1676 ? 18 March 1745), known before 1742 as Sir Robert Walpole, was a British statesman who is generally regarded as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. Although the position of "Prime Minister" had no recognition in law or official use at the time, Walpole is nevertheless acknowledged as having held the office de facto because of his influence within the Cabinet."--Wikipedia
The complete poetical works of William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Book )

60 editions published between 1888 and 1999 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Death, heaven, and the Victorians by John Morley( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On compromise by John Morley( Book )

93 editions published between 1874 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this influential 1874 essay, Morley asks the question, How far, and in what way, ought respect either for immediate practical convenience, or for current prejudices, to weigh against respect for truth? At once philosophical and practical, Morley's essay remains relevant in today's hyper-partisan political climate
Rousseau by John Morley( Book )

56 editions published between 1873 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rousseau was published in 1910 by the Macmillan and Co. in London. This Volume (1) highlights his life and important events such as birth, fled from Geneva, his secretary post in Venice and ultimately his death. John Morley is the author
Nineteenth-century essays by John Morley( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in literature by John Morley( Book )

49 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of American radical Thomas Paine includes details of his imprisonment in France during the French Revolution
Notes on politics and history : a university address by John Morley( Book )

23 editions published between 1913 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Burke : a historical study by John Morley( Book )

17 editions published between 1867 and 2013 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Voltaire : a contemporary version by Voltaire( Book )

35 editions published between 1901 and 2016 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oracles on man and government by John Morley( Book )

11 editions published between 1921 and 1968 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollections by John Morley( Book )

26 editions published between 1917 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memorandum on resignation, August 1914 by John Morley( Book )

14 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On compromise : with 'Mr. Swinburne's new poems' by John Morley( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
J. M. (John Morley), 1838-1923

John Morley

John Morley, 1. Viscount Morley of Blackburn britischer Staatsmann, Autor und Zeitungsmann

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John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn British Liberal statesman, writer and newspaper editor

John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn Brits politicus (1838-1923)

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M., J. (John Morley), 1838-1923

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The life of William Ewart GladstoneDiderot and the encyclopædistsSix Oxford thinkers : Edward Gibbon, John Henry Newman, R.W. Church, James Anthony Froude, Walter Pater, Lord Morley of Blackburn