The Works Volume 2 – Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot was one of the most famous 19th-century British journalists and essayists, whose major works refer to government, economics, and literature. This is the second out of nine volumes with his most important writings, this one containing historical and financial essays:
The First Edinburgh Reviewers
Thomas Babington Macaulay
The Character Of Sir Robert Peel
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Crédit Mobilier In France
The Monetary Crisis Of 1857
The Works Volume 2.
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Biography of Walter Bagehot (from Wikipedia):
Bagehot was born in Langport, Somerset, England, on 3 February 1826. His father, Thomas Watson Bagehot, was managing director and vice-chairman of Stuckey’s Banking Company. He attended University College London (UCL), where he studied mathematics, and in 1848 earned a master’s degree in moral philosophy. Bagehot was called to the bar by Lincoln’s Inn, but preferred to join his father in 1852 in his family’s shipping and banking business.
In 1858, Bagehot married Elizabeth (Eliza) Wilson (1832–1921), whose father, James Wilson, was the founder and owner of The Economist; the couple were happily married until Bagehot’s untimely death at age 51, but had no children. A collection of their love-letters was published in 1933.
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