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by Joseph Meisel


This book argues that a recognizably modern public life was created in Victorian Britain largely through the instrumentality of public speech

This book argues that a recognizably modern public life was created in Victorian Britain largely through the instrumentality of public speech 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. Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

Published by: Columbia University Press. In 1850, thomas carlyle published a pamphlet criticizing both the way in which British public life had become characterized by talking rather than doing, and the inflated value placed on the eloquence of public men. Probably, he wrote, there is not in Nature a more distracted phantasm than your commonplace eloquent speaker, as he is found on platforms, in parliaments, on Kentucky stumps, at tavern-dinners, in windy, empty insincere times like ours. Adopting a Puritanical tone, Carlyle ends his piece with the call: Be not a Public Orator, thou brave young British man, thou that art.

This book argues that a recognizably modern public life was created in Victorian Britain largely through the instrumentality of public speech

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.

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This book argues that a recognizably modern public life was created in Victorian Britain largely through the instrumentality of public speech. Bibliographic Details.

Download Citation Joseph S. Meisel. April 2005 · Journal of Victorian Culture. New York: Columbia University Press. Nancy LoPatin-Lummis.

his is a book which should be read by all who are interested in the cultural history of nineteenth century Britain. This is an interesting study and raises many valuable points.

Public Speech and the Culture of Public Life in the Age of Gladstone. Columbia university press. This book argues that a recognizably modern public life was created in Victorian Britain largely through the instrumentality of public speech. his is a book which should be read by all who are interested in the cultural history of nineteenth century Britain. So good that it is extraordinary that it has not been written before.

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