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The Cambridge Apostles, 1820–1914

The Cambridge Apostles, 1820–1914
Liberalism, Imagination, and Friendship in British Intellectual and Professional Life

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  • Date Published: January 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521572132

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  • This book is a full-scale study of the world's most famous secret society, the Cambridge "Apostles." It shows how the Apostles recruited their members, examines their intellectual preoccupations, and studies the careers of such figures as F. D. Maurice, Lytton Strachey and John Maynard Keynes by tracing the participation of the Apostles in politics, letters, and liberal reform in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The book also examines the role of liberalism, imagination, and friendship in modern life.

    • A full-scale study of the world's most famous intellectual 'secret society' up to World War I
    • Traces the career of many eminent Victorians and Edwardians, including Maurice, Kemble, Strachey and Keynes
    • Examines the relationship between the university, and politics and the professions
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This is a rich study, immensely useful in telling us so much about 255 men who had, to a great degree, such an effect on their age and who were also so emblematic of what was best and most signigicant in the long nineteenth century." Peter Stansky, Albion

    "...everyone who is interested in Victorian intellectuals will welcome this book, and read it with care and profit." Christopher Kent, Canadian Journal of History

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521572132
    • length: 476 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • contains: 33 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Introduction: the Apostles and intellectual and professional life
    1. The Cambridge Conversazione Society and the formation of friendship
    2. The social background, education and careers of the Cambridge Apostles
    3. The Apostles and the great world: parliament, government, the civil service and the law
    4. The Apostles and the great world: journalism, letters and clubs
    5. The Apostles and learning: the public schools
    6. The Apostles and learning: the universities
    7. The Apostles, religion and the crisis of belief
    Appendix: the Cambridge Apostles: a biographical directory

  • Author

    W. C. Lubenow, Richard Stockton College, New Jersey

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