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"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone Vol. 1" represents the initial installment in an all-encompassing biographical account of William Ewart Gladstone, authored by John Morley. This biographical work provides an in-depth examination of the life and political trajectory of a highly influential individual in the realm of British politics throughout the 19th century.In his comprehensive analysis, John Morley, an eminent British statesman and writer, thoroughly examines the formative years, upbringing, and initiation into the political arena of Gladstone. The biography provides a comprehensive account of Gladstone's individual and political maturation, encompassing his educational background, religious beliefs, and the various factors that influenced his perspectives and actions. In this volume, Morley offers readers valuable insights into the ascent of Gladstone within the political sphere, encompassing his participation in consequential debates and his diverse governmental responsibilities. The book additionally addresses the political and social concerns of the time period, shedding light on Gladstone's stances regarding matters such as Irish Home Rule and electoral reform. The first volume of "The Life of William Ewart Gladstone" provides a fundamental narrative of Gladstone's developmental years and initial foray into the realm of politics.

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John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn (1838-1923), was a prominent British Liberal statesman, writer, and newspaper editor. Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, Morley began his career as a journalist and editor, working for the Pall Mall Gazette. He entered politics as a Member of Parliament for the Liberal Party in 1883. Throughout his political career, Morley held several important positions, including Chief Secretary for Ireland, Secretary of State for India, and Lord President of the Council. In his later years, Morley played a significant role in the passage of the Parliament Act 1911, which curtailed the powers of the House of Lords. However, he resigned from the Liberal cabinet in 1914 due to his opposition to British entry into World War I as an ally of Russia. In his memoirs, titled "Recollections," Morley expressed his thoughts on old and new liberalism, criticizing the policies of the Liberal Party in power at the time. At the age of 84, Lord Morley passed away from heart failure at his house in Flowermead, Wimbledon Park, south London, on September 23, 1923, the day the viscountcy was abolished. His remains were interred in Putney Vale Cemetery after being cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 580Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359324841
  • ISBN-13:9789359324845
  • Item Weight: 870g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 31.7mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Poetry / General