By (author) Dr. Ruth Clayton Windscheffel
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Reading Gladstone by Dr. Ruth Clayton Windscheffel
Book DescriptionThis interdisciplinary study explores how book culture functioned in the life and milieu of one of the nineteenth century's most complex figures. Spanning the statesman's long life, it presents key case studies illuminating the constant and fundamental interplay between reading, life and politics which characterised Gladstone's world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230007659
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98) was an MP for over sixty years and four times Prime Minister. This study reappraises Gladstone by focusing on five themes: his reputation; his representation in visual and material culture; his personal life; his role as an official; and the ethical and political basis of his international policies.
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Author Biography - Dr. Ruth Clayton Windscheffel
RUTH CLAYTON WINDSCHEFFEL is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theology at the University of Oxford. Her research interests lie in the modern history of Britain and its empire, with a particular emphasis on the political, religious, and print cultures of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is currently conducting research on the Jezreelites, a late nineteenth-century Southcottian sect, under the auspices of the Faculty of Theology's Prophecy Project. Reading Gladstone is her first book.
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