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ePub Melbourne download
Author:
David Cecil
ISBN13:
978-0672520389
ISBN:
0672520389
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Publisher:
Macmillan Pub Co; Reissue edition (October 1, 1974)
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1343 kb
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1494 kb
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Rating:
4.5
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697

David Cecil's classic biographies The Young Melbourne (and the Story of his Marriage with Lady Caroline Lamb) and Lord M (or The Later Life of Lord Melbourne) are here published in a single volume, as the author had always intended. Melbourne, who lived from 1779-1848, was one of the most curious and charming personalities in England's history.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Earlier he was married to Lady Caroline Lamb.

Lord David Cecil (Author). I bought this book because I was interested in lord Melbourne and his famous tragic wife, lady Caroline lamb. they had only one child, a son, who was retarded. ISBN-13: 978-0837157825. this was more of a textbook history of lord Melbourne so I bought a book about his wife. lord Melbourne became well known in politics and his (mentoring) of the queen.

Lord Edward Christian David Gascoyne-Cecil, CH (9 April 1902 – 1 January 1986) was a British biographer, historian and academic. He held the style of "Lord" by courtesy, as a younger son of a marquess. David Cecil was the youngest of the four children of James Gascoyne-Cecil, 4th Marquess of Salisbury, and the former Lady Cicely Gore (second daughter of Arthur Gore, 5th Earl of Arran)

485 Lord Edward Christian David Gascoyne-Cecil was born on April 9, 1902 in Hatfield House, Hertforshire, England

Melbourne, by David Cecil (read 8 Oct 1955) This is one of the better biographies I had read as of the time when I read it, although it is not footnoted and I rather like footnoted biographies. Lord Edward Christian David Gascoyne-Cecil was born on April 9, 1902 in Hatfield House, Hertforshire, England. David Cecil" was educated at Eton College and he went on to Christ Church, Oxford, as an undergraduate. Upon his graduation in 1924 he became a Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, until 1930.

Melbourne, David Cecil, Very Good Book. Melbourne Australia: A Way of Life by Poole, .

Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015. author: David Cecil d. ate. te: 0000-00-00 d. citation: 1939 d. dentifier. origpath: 5 d. copyno: 1 d.

The Young Melbourne - David Cecil. In books, they appreciated acute, wittily phrased observation of human nature, or noble sentiments expressed in flowing periods; Cicero, Pope, Horace, Burke. The strange and the harsh they dismissed immediately. Among contemporary authors they appreciated Jane Austen, condemned Crabbe, for the most part, as sordid and low; and neglected Blake almost entirely.

The Young Melbourne and the Story of His Marriage with Caroline Lamb. English Short Stories of My Time. Library Looking Glass. The Cecils of Hatfield House. The Stricken Deer: Or the Life of William Cowper. Visionary and Dreamer: Two Poetic Painters, Samual Palmer and Edward Burne-Jones (Bollingen Series: No. 35). David Cecil.

Lord Melbourne was Prime Minister from 1843-1835 and was a kind friend and guide to the young Victoria on her accession. Earlier he was married to Lady Caroline Lamb, the mistress of Byron. He played an important role in the social and political history of England.
  • I got so caught with the Lord Melbourne & Victoria relationship when watching the first part of the Victoria Series - that I had to know more about their very special contact - and particularly about charming Lord M.
    My journalist gene made me order a used specimin of David Cecil's biography about his relative, the real Lord Melbourne. It is so very well written, in beautiful English (of course) - so well told. Very sad actually, since Lord M for the rest of his life missed the queen every single day - and died only 7 years (I think) after his resignation. I understand that David Cecil was also the writer of other historical books, and was part of the English litterature society. I enjoyed the book very much together with Daisy Goodwin's Victoria. However, don't find it quite fair that Lord M leaves the series so early - because he seemed to also be part of the queen's life after their last goodbuy and her marriage to Prince Albert. But there were practical reasons for that, I think. Despite that fact I find it strange that he seemed to be completely absent from the series thereafter, also considering that he stayed Prime Minister for some time. But maybe part 2 of the series gives an explanation. I am also thinking wasn't the Queen present for his funeral - I find it strange that he should have completely vanished from her life considering how important he was for her during her first 4 years' reign. Can warmely recommend David Cecil's book. It is excellent.

  • Listed as number 100 in Modern Library's list of best non-fiction books, this volume consists of Young Melbourne written in 1939 and Lord M published in 1954. It is political biography that manages to let the reader get fully involved with the person before he becomes a public figure. Lord Melbourne is just as interesting as romantic hero, whose wife flirts with both Lord Byron and bouts of madness, as he is as leader of the British Empire. Through the pages of Young Melbourne, it is difficult to imagine his almost accidental rise to power. Melbourne's final transitions to mentor of young Queen Victoria and forgotten political relic are covered with both sympathy to the character and enough detachment to maintain authorial objectivity.

    With an elegant style, Lord David reveals Melbournes "starved heart" and his curious character. In a day of absurdly packaged public figures, Melbourne is striking in his enduring individuality and idiosyncrasy.

    I would give a 4 plus rating for lovers of pre-Victorian British history or political biography and a 3 for the general reader.

  • The best book I’ve read in a long time...I didn’t want it to end. Superbly written.

  • Loved this. Great way to follow the drama

  • Still reading. Written in an old fashioned style, but very interesting and informative.

  • Glorious writing

  • Just what I was looking for.- I wanted to know more about Lord Melbourne.

  • It captures the true spirit, atmosphere and culture of British politics when it was still very much an virtual exclusive exercise of power by aristocrats. It also shows the very personal side of Melbourne's life which was sad and tortured in so many ways. Again, it captures for us the spirit and exercise of political power in Britain really before the full impact of the 1832 Reform Bill kicked in and then how the political aristocratic establishment responded to it. The book was written in the 1930's and I ordered and read it because I read that Jack Kennedy had read the book when he was young and was inspired by the idea of noblesse oblige in politics. The Kennedys were very much the closest the Americans came to aristocrats in power in the 20th century ( other than perhaps the Roosevelts)