James Anthony Froude (1818-1894) was an English historian, biographer, and novelist. His histories, modeled on those of his friend Thomas Carlyle, were fiercely polemical, as was his own The Nemesis of Faith, which questioned the Anglican church. His biography of Carlyle, Life of Carlyle (1882-84), proved intensely controversial in focusing on the great man's flaws as well as his virtues.
Short Studies on Great Subjects (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)by James Anthony Froude
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This 1872 collection contains the essays "Calvinism," "England and her Colonies," "England's War," "The Eastern Question," and many more—all previously published in periodicals. The essays were said to be “marked by that great originality and independence of thought, joined with stirring eloquence of expression which have secured [Froude] such wide and enduring reputation as an historian.”
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