The Hundred Years

The Hundred Years A history of the Western World

  • Title: The Hundred Years
  • Author: Philip Guedalla
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A history of the Western World 1837 1936.

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    Philip Guedalla

    Philip Guedalla was a British barrister, and a popular historical and travel writer and biographer He was educated at Rugby and at Balliol College in Oxford, where he was the President of the Union In 1913, he qualified as a barrister and practiced for ten years, retiring to stand for Parliament five times as a Liberal candidate he was never elected, however , and to write a series of travel books and historical biographies, often reflecting his interest in the Empires of both Napoleons His final book, written at the height of the Second World War, was Mr Churchill, A Portrait.His wit and epigrams are well known He also was the originator of a now common theory on Henry James, writing that The work of Henry James has always seemed divisible by a simple dynastic arrangement into three reigns James I, James II, and the Old Pretender.

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    • This book took me months to read, which goes to show how plot driven I am. Already knowing the outcome dims my attraction to history books, despite my ignorance of details. So, when I stumbled on Guedalla's history of 1837-1936 and reread the first few pages several times (not because I couldn't follow the time line, but just to hear the lyrical quality of the western world awaiting young Victoria's reign), I was needless to say, surprised. I generally stick to fiction because I prefer to explor [...]

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