The Cambridge Apostles, 1820-1914: Liberalism, Imagination, and Friendship in British Intellectual and Professional Life

The Cambridge Apostles, 1820-1914: Liberalism, Imagination, and Friendship in British Intellectual and Professional Life

by W. C. Lubenow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521572134

ISBN-13: 9780521572132

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a full-scale study of the world's most famous secret society, the Cambridge "Apostles." It shows how the Apostles recruited their members, examines their intellectual preoccupations, and studies the careers of such figures as F. D. Maurice, Lytton Strachey and John Maynard Keynes by tracing the participation of the Apostles in politics, letters, and…  See more details below

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This book is a full-scale study of the world's most famous secret society, the Cambridge "Apostles." It shows how the Apostles recruited their members, examines their intellectual preoccupations, and studies the careers of such figures as F. D. Maurice, Lytton Strachey and John Maynard Keynes by tracing the participation of the Apostles in politics, letters, and liberal reform in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The book also examines the role of liberalism, imagination, and friendship in modern life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521572132
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: the Apostles and intellectual and professional life; 1. The Cambridge Conversazione Society and the formation of friendship; 2. The social background, education and careers of the Cambridge Apostles; 3. The Apostles and the great world: parliament, government, the civil service and the law; 4. The Apostles and the great world: journalism, letters and clubs; 5. The Apostles and learning: the public schools; 6. The Apostles and learning: the universities; 7. The Apostles, religion and the crisis of belief; Conclusion; Appendix: the Cambridge Apostles: a biographical directory; Bibliography; Index.

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