MEMOIRS OF WALTER BAGEHOT


MEMOIRS OF WALTER BAGEHOT

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Writer, banker and economist, Walter Bagehot (1826-1877) for many years edited The Economist which still includes a 'Bagehot' column. His classic study The English Constitution transformed discussion of the structure of British government. In Lombard Street he left a timeless analysis of the workings of banking and finance. In Physics and Politics he applied the principles of evolution to political society. A Liberal, ardent for moderation, he sought a greater communion between culture, politics and commerce as a way of restraining reckless enterprise and has been called 'The Greatest Victorian'. A faux autobiography, this is not a work of historical reconstruction, but written in the first person, is based on his Collected Works, and on Frank Prochaska's meticulous research into Bagehot's intellectual and personal life. The device is a literary experiment and the result works outstandingly well. A handsome Yale University Press hardback with no dust jacket and decorated endpapers, 207pp. 2013 first edition. One illus.
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