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1st Edition

By Erich Eyck


502 pages

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Originally published in 1966 and translated by Bernard Miall, Gladstone traces William Gladstone’s career from his election to Parliament in 1832, to his funeral in Westminster Abbey. The book portrays Gladstone as a firm adherent of Toryism and it describes his relations with Peel and Palmerston, as well as giving a well-founded account of his growing Liberalism and his rivalry with Disraeli. Eyck has written a generous and perceptive account of Gladstone’s life and career which since its first publication in 1938 has become generally recognized as a valuable contribution to the history of the nineteenth century.

Table of Contents

1. The Hope of the Tories

2. Peel’s Change of Front

3. Pacifico and Poerio

4. The First Encounter with Disraeli

5. Era, Palmerston

6. The Second Encounter with Disraeli

7. The Great Ministry

8. The Last Encounter with Disraeli

9. Between the Queen and Parnell

10. In Alliance with Parnell

11. The Breach with Parnell and the Last Ministry

Chronological Table



About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Gladstone and Disraeli

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1966 and 1983, draw together research by leading academics on William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine the historical, political and philosophical, whilst also exploring their work with other political figures such as Paul Kruger. This set will be of interest to students of history and politics respectively.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General