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Gladstone: a biography

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Publisher:
Random House,
Pub. Date:
c1997.
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Language:
English
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Churchill, a towering historical biography, available for the first time in paperback. William Gladstone was, with Tennyson, Newman, Dickens, Carlyle, and Darwin, one of the stars of nineteenth-century British life. He spent sixty-three of his eighty-nine 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, prone to self-flagellation and persistent in the practice of accosting prostitutes on the street and attempting to persuade them of the errors of their ways. This full and deep portrait of a complicated man offers a sweeping picture of a tumultuous century in British history, and is also a brilliant example of the biographer's art. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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9780679451440
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subject_facet Gladstone, W. E. -- (William Ewart), -- 1809-1898, Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1837-1901, Liberal Party (Great Britain) -- Biography, Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography
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