Cart
Free Shipping in Australia
Proud to be B-Corp

Recollections of a Long Life John Cam Hobhouse

Recollections of a Long Life By John Cam Hobhouse

Recollections of a Long Life by John Cam Hobhouse


$70.49
Condition - New
Only 2 left

Summary

John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton (1786-1869), politician and memoirist, is today best remembered for his close friendship with Byron. This six-volume memoir, edited by his daughter from his own writings and diaries, was published in 1909-11, and sheds light on social and political events of his time.

Recollections of a Long Life Summary

Recollections of a Long Life by John Cam Hobhouse

John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton (1786-1869), politician and prolific memoirist, is today best remembered for his close friendship with Lord Byron, and as the inventor of the phrase 'His Majesty's Opposition'. He travelled extensively in Europe with Byron, and acted both as his best man and as his executor after Byron's early death in 1824. He began his political career as a radical, but gradually moved to a much more conservative viewpoint. This six-volume work is a revision of his 1865 privately printed memoir, Some Account of a Long Life, expanded by his daughter from his diaries and letters, and published between 1909 and 1911. Volume 3 covers the period 1822-9, and includes the political battle for Catholic emancipation, achieved in 1829. The appendix includes Hobhouse's account of Byron's death, and the subsequent destruction of Byron's memoirs by publisher John Murray, who considered they would damage Byron's reputation.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Visit to Italy; 2. The Greek committee; 3. Mr. Dallas; 4. Visit to Germany; 5. Moore and Byron's life; 6. Chantrey; 7. The Villa Diodati; 8. The King's speech; Appendix.

Additional information

NLS9781108034005
9781108034005
1108034004
Recollections of a Long Life by John Cam Hobhouse
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2011-11-03
398
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a new book - be the first to read this copy. With untouched pages and a perfect binding, your brand new copy is ready to be opened for the first time

Customer Reviews - Recollections of a Long Life