Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
Public Speech and the Culture of Public Life in the Age of Gladstone cover
  • ISBN: 9780231121446
  • ISBN10: 023112144X

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

by Joseph S. Meisel

  • List Price: $75.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 12/01/2001
used Add to Cart $40.46
You save: 46%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $29.20
You save: 61%
Marketplace Item
ebook Buy $54.42
Provided by Redshelf
License: lifetime
Description
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.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
FOREST OF WISDOM

Location: Elk Grove Village, IL
New
Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 336 p. Audience: General/trade.
$29.20
Midtown Scholar Bookstore

Location: Harrisburg, PA
Very Good
023112144X Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge-Nice!
$40.46