The Life and Times of Henry Lord Brougham, Vol. 3 of 3 (Classic Reprint)

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Author: Henry Brougham

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780428781361

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 546

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Excerpt from The Life and Times of Henry Lord Brougham, Vol. 3 of 3 See Inaugural Discourse on being installed Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow, April 6, Lord Brougham's Speeches, iii. 69. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Shelley and His Circle, 1773-1822

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Author: Donald H. Reiman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674806139

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1308

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Public Speech and the Culture of Public Life in the Age of Gladstone

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Author: Joseph S. Meisel

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231505825

Category: History

Page: 336

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By the last decades of the nineteenth century, more people were making more speeches to greater numbers in a wider variety of venues than at any previous time. This book argues that a recognizably modern public life was created in Victorian Britain largely through the instrumentality of public speech. Shedding new light on the careers of many of the most important figures of the Victorian era and beyond, including Gladstone, Disraeli, Sir Robert Peel, John Bright, Joseph Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Lloyd George, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and Canon Liddon, the book traces the ways in which oratory came to occupy a central position in the conception and practice of Victorian public life. Not a study of rhetoric or a celebration of great oratory, the book stresses the social developments that led to the production and consumption of these speeches.

Last of the Dandies

The Scandalous Life and Escapades of Count D'Orsay

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Author: Nick Foulkes

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466864451

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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From his first appearance in London in 1821 until his death in Paris in 1852, Count D'Orsay dominated and scandalized the whole of European society. For three decades he was the ultimate arbiter in matters of taste, style and fashion -- what D'Orsay wore today, society would wear tomorrow. He also enthralled Society with the thirty-year soap opera of his relationship with Lady Blessington, whose daughter he married and with whose husband he was suspected of having had an affair. Bisexual, flamboyant and outrageous, D'Orsay was said to have ruined the cream of British aristocracy. He toured Europe on an enormous spending spree; paid homage to a dying Lord Byron in Italy, set up a racing course in Notting Hill and a gambling den in St James's. Nick Foulkes' Last of the Dandies is a vivid biography of an astonishingly flamboyant figure and a dazzling portrait of an era.

Britain in the Age of the French Revolution

1785 - 1820

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Author: Jennifer Mori

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317891899

Category: History

Page: 270

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This new survey looks at the impact in Britain of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic aftermath, across all levels of British society. Jennifer Mori provides a clear and accessible guide to the ideas and intellectual debates the revolution stimulated, as well as popular political movements including radicalism.

Perceptions of the Press in Nineteenth-century British Periodicals

A Bibliography

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Author: E. M. Palmegiano

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857284398

Category: History

Page: 702

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Horror films can be profound fables of human nature and important works of art, yet many people dismiss them out of hand. 'Horror and the Horror Film' conveys a mature appreciation for horror films along with a comprehensive view of their narrative strategies, their relations to reality and fantasy and their cinematic power. The volume covers the horror film and its subgenres – such as the vampire movie – from 1896 to the present. It covers the entire genre by considering every kind of monster in it, including the human.

Lord Brougham on Education

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Author: Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 91

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The Slaves' Champion

The Life, Deeds, and Historical Days of William Wilberforce

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Author: Henry Wheeler

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780892216703

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

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First published in London in 1861, this revealing biography of British abolitionist William Wilberforce gives a revealing look at his impact on British society and explores how he inspired American abolitionists in their effort to end slavery within the United States.

Henry Brougham and His World

A Biography

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Author: Trowbridge H. Ford

Publisher: Barry Rose Law Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 542

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