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James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

Ciaran Brady

Abstract

James Anthony Froude is among the most frequently cited but gravely misunderstood figures in Victorian intellectual life. Known in part by students of historiography, literary scholars, theological students, specialists in nineteenth‐century theories of race, imperialism, and education, and historians of Ireland, his life and thought have been fragmented, and the significance of his often provocative writings and actions has been seriously underrated and misconstrued. This book is an attempt to redress this neglect. The first study to attempt a coherent survey of Froude’s intellectual life fro ... More

Keywords: Froude, Victorian, historiography, public moralist, prophets, periodical press, oxford, ireland, empire, race, sexual responsibility, protestantism, agnosticism, carlyle, newman, spinoza

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199668038
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668038.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ciaran Brady, author
Professor of History in the School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College, Dublin