Historical Essays Thomas Babington Macaulay

ISBN: 9781330203651

Published: September 27th 2015

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664 pages


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Historical Essays  by  Thomas Babington Macaulay

Historical Essays by Thomas Babington Macaulay
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 664 pages | ISBN: 9781330203651 | 5.38 Mb

Excerpt from Historical EssaysOne of the three or four most fascinating biographies in the English language is that of Thomas Babington Macaulay written by his nephew, George Otto Trevelyan, with consummate tact and taste and literary art.

The storyMoreExcerpt from Historical EssaysOne of the three or four most fascinating biographies in the English language is that of Thomas Babington Macaulay written by his nephew, George Otto Trevelyan, with consummate tact and taste and literary art. The story is as full of interest as any that Macaulay himself ever told during a lifetime devoted to historical narration.

It contains the record of a great and honorable career, a manly and generous character, a versatile and variously attractive personality. That career and those exceptional endowments were devoted to tasks that meant the enrichment of the intellectual life, not only of his own country and generation, but of many other countries and of generations not yet counted. Nothing could be more instructive or more stimulating than this story of how Macaulay became Englands most widely read historian, of how his talents and his time were fused in a great intellectual enterprise, the success of which rendered him a classic while yet he was alive, the continued and universal popularity of which attests the enduring quality of his work, the permanency of his influence and his fame.

Macaulay knew how to invest his work with the magic that preserves, that defies oblivion and neglect, the magic of style, the immortality of art.What a remarkable life was Macaulays, what variety, what achievement, what enjoyment, what renown! He moved ever in a blaze of success from early youth to the end of his life. One of the worlds precocious children, he quickly became one of the worlds celebrities, universally respected and admired. His career compels us to revise our apothegm that only through adversity do we rise to the heights, for, from beginning to end, fortune never veiled her face for him but smiled graciously and benignantly, was never fickle but was constancy itself.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



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