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The Blind Victorian

The Blind Victorian
Henry Fawcett and British Liberalism

Stefan Collini, Boyd Hilton, David Rubinstein, Phyllis Deane, Donald Winch, Giacomo Beccattini, Lawrence Goldman, Christopher Harvie
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  • Date Published: December 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521892742

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  • When Henry Fawcett died in 1884 he was among the most famous men of his age. From a relatively humble background he had risen to become Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge, a Liberal MP and a minister in Gladstone's second government. And he had achieved all this despite being blinded at the age of twenty-five in a shooting accident. Indeed, he was probably the first blind MP in British history. This book examines aspects of his life and career - his personal life, including his friendship with the critic and writer, Leslie Stephen, and his marriage to Millicent Garrett Fawcett, the famous feminist; his intellectual contribution to Victorian culture as a friend and disciple of John Stuart Mill; his influential role as a populariser of economic thought from his position at Cambridge; his political outlook and campaigns as a radical Liberal who often opposed Gladstone, his party leader, for his timidity.

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    • Date Published: December 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521892742
    • length: 216 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Part I. Personal Life and Sensibility:
    1. 'Manly Fellows': Fawcett, Stephen and the liberal temper Stefan Collini
    2. Manliness, masculinity and the mid-Victorian temperament Boyd Hilton
    3. Victorian feminists: Henry and Millicent Garrett Fawcett David Rubinstein
    Part II. Economics:
    4. Henry Fawcett: the plain man's political economist Phyllis Deane
    5. The plain man's political economist: a discussion Donald Winch
    6. Henry Fawcett and the labour question in mid-Victorian Britain Giacomo Beccattini
    Part III. Politics:
    7. Henry Fawcett and the Social Science Association: liberal politics, political economy and the working class in mid-Victorian Britain Lawrence Goldman
    8. Fawcett as professional politician Christopher Harvie
    Index.

  • Editor

    Lawrence Goldman

    Contributors

    Stefan Collini, Boyd Hilton, David Rubinstein, Phyllis Deane, Donald Winch, Giacomo Beccattini, Lawrence Goldman, Christopher Harvie

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