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The Quarrel of Macaulay and Croker: Politics and History in the Age of Reform

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This is the story of one of the great literary rows of the 19th century, between one of its greatest historians and one of its sharpest critics. The quarrel began in the House of Commons during the debates of 1831-2 on parliamentary reform and was continued in the quarterly reviews. Even in a political setting, it had a historical dimension. Croker taunted Macaulay for bei ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 21st 2000 by OUP Oxford
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Andrew Schirmer
Have you ever wondered why Macaualay's review of Croker's edition of Boswell's Life of Johnson is at once deliciously snarky and appallingly petty? William Thomas is your man. I cannot remember 19th Century English politics ever having been rendered more clearly and with such wisdom, analytic power, and historical imagination. Though Mr. Thomas may not welcome the sentiment, I must say that I could not put the book down.
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