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Published: 14 March 2013

520 Pages


ISBN: 9780199668038

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James Anthony Froude

An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

Ciaran Brady

  • An entirely original study on the life and writings of a hugely controversial and misunderstood Victorian intellectual
  • Based on a thorough investigation of the available sources, many of which have hitherto been unused or unattributed to Froude
  • Offers a new perspective on the debates and controversies, especially those surrounding Newman and the Oxford movement and the character of Carlyle
  • Offers a new interpretation of Froude's engagement with South Africa, Australia and New Zealand
  • Offers a new interpretation of Froude's controversial engagement with Ireland
  • Casts important new light on Victorian attitudes to the writing of History, to questions of faith and doubt and moral responsibility, to race and empire, to Ireland as a whole

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