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Mitchell, L. G. (Leslie George)

Overview
Works: 44 works in 236 publications in 1 language and 5,674 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: DC150, 944.04
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Most widely held works about L. G Mitchell
 
Most widely held works by L. G Mitchell
Charles James Fox and the disintegration of the Whig Party, 1782-1794 by L. G Mitchell( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Melbourne, 1779-1848 by L. G Mitchell( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Prime Minister, Melbourne became the closest adviser and father figure to the new queen, who was only eighteen years old at her accession in 1837. Her rejection of Melbourne on her marriage to Prince Albert was abrupt and devastating, and Melbourne never really recovered from it. He became a marginalized figure, out of step with the demands of a fast-changing, newly industrialized world. In this fascinating account, Leslie Mitchell explores the private and public life of a man destined for high office and greatly influenced by the women in his life
Reflections on the revolution in France by Edmund Burke( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new and up-to-date edition of a book that has been central to political philosophy, history, and revolutionary thought for two hundred years offers readers a dire warning of the consequences that follow the mismanagement of change. Written for a generation presented with challenges of terrible proportions--the Industrial, American, and French Revolutions, to name the most obvious--Burke's Reflections of the Revolution in France displays an acute awareness of how high political stakes can be, as well as a keen ability to set contemporary problems within a wider context of political theory."--Publisher's website
Charles James Fox by L. G Mitchell( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles James Fox was one of the most colourful figures in eighteenth century politics. Notorious for the excesses of his private life, he was at the same time one of the leading politicians of his generation, dominating the Whig party and polite society. As the political rival of Pitt the Younger and the intellectual rival of Edmund Burke, his views on the major issues of the day--the American War of Independence, the French Revolution, parliamentary reform--formed the character of Whiggery in his own time and for years to come." "Fox's historical reputation has been hotly disputed. Some have hailed him as one of the founding fathers of Radicalism, others have dismissed him as an irritating and irresponsible impediment to the statesmanship of Pitt. L.G. Mitchell's scholarly biography shows that in many ways Fox was a politician through circumstance, not inclination. Dr. Mitchell analyses the ties of kinship and friendship which to an astonishing degree dictated Fox's politics, and offers striking new assessments of Whiggery and its most potent personality. This penetrating and readable study reveals the man and his mind, and sets Fox firmly within the political and social context of the late eighteenth century."--Jacket
Bulwer Lytton : the rise and fall of a Victorian man of letters by L. G Mitchell( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An author with a European reputation, outselling Dickens, Edward Bulwer Lytton was ennobled and, on his death, buried in Westminster Abbey. His work included novels, poetry, plays, biographies and political commentaries. This biography was written to markthe 200th anniversary of his birth
The Whig world : 1760-1837 by L. G Mitchell( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Whigs were one of the two great English political parties in the 150 years after 1700, vastly influential whether in office or in opposition. Yet the Whigs were much more than simply a group of politicians. An exclusive set, composed of the greatest and wealthiest families, the Whig world was a self-contained and small one, impervious to outside criticism. With members such as Charles James Fox, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and Lord Byron, its gambling, loose-living, drinking and wit was notorious. "The Whig World" is a portrait, of which politics forms only a small part, of
The Purefoy letters, 1735-1753 by L. G Mitchell( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holland House by L. G Mitchell( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice Bowra : a life by L. G Mitchell( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maurice Bowra was according to one's point of view either the most distinguished or the most notorious Oxford don of the early twentieth century. Classicist poet wit raconteur extraordinary and Warden of Wadham College for over thirty years, he met nearly everyone of consequence in the worlds of literature and politics and had stories to tell about them all, from Jean Cocteau to Virginia Woolf, from Adolf Hitler to the Kennedys, from Isaiah Berlin to Charlie Chaplin. By force of personality and intellectual range, he influenced the thinking of almost everyone with whom he came into contact." "Above all, brought up in Edwardian England, he was able to chart the ways in which the values of his youth were tested by new democratic ideas. His experiences allowed him to develop and employ theories of education that were startling, and which would mould the thinking of a generation of English intellectuals." "Based upon a wide range of interviews and previously unpublished manuscript material, this is the first ever biography of Bowra, and covers every aspect of his life, from soldier on the Western Front to Oxford classicist, from celebrated wit to frustrated poet manque."--Jacket
The History of the University of Oxford by Nicholas Tyacke( Book )

24 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 17th century saw Oxford University expanding institutionally and intellectually. Moreover, it played a major role in the tumultuous religious and political events of the century; the Civil War, the Commonwealth, and the Restoration
The Eighteenth century( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings and speeches of Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings and speeches of Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke( Book )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The History of the University of Oxford by J. I Catto( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke( Book )

4 editions published between 1890 and 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, written and published during 1789-90, has become a classic of English conservatism, and that is the reason it is still being read nearly two-hundred years later. John Pocock's edition of Burke's Reflections is two classics in one: Burke's Reflections and Pocock's reflections on Burke and the eighteenth century. - Publisher
The writings and speeches of Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke continues the story of Edmund Burke, the Rockingham party in British politics, and the American crisis. By 1774 Burke was already recognized as a master of parliamentary debate and an accomplished writer. By 1780, however, his reputation was to have risen substantially. Probably the most important single reason was his Speech on Conciliation with America, which was presented to the House of Commons in March 1775, published, and circulated to a wide audience on both sides of the Atlantic. In that speech, Burke used the full force of his intellect and eloquence to set out the Rockinghams' first comprehensive plan for achieving lasting peace in the Empire. The public commendation he received helped him to gain recognition for offerings such as his second conciliation proposal in November 1775, and his Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol in 1777. It also gave him some of the confidence he needed to announce the Whig party's historic conversion to a moderate reform programme in his celebrated speeches on economical reform in 1779 and 1780.; Numerous writings and speeches in this volume are transcriptions of previously unpublished manuscripts from the collections at Sheffield and Northampton. These allow the reader new insights into the workings of Burke's mind not just in relation to the major political issues, but also to a multitude of engaging subjects such as education, capital punishment, religious dissent, and the return of the Rockingham Whigs to government power
The writings and speeches of Edmund Burke. the Hastings trial, 1789-1794 by Edmund Burke( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings and speeches of Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume continues the story of Burke and the affairs of the East India Company which was begun in Volume V (OUP 1981, GBP70.00, 0-19-822417-6). By 1786, Burke had fixed on Warren Hastings as the main culprit for the abuses that seemed to him so glaring. He greeted Hastings's return to Britain with a parliamentary attack which culminated in a trial by impeachment in the House of Lords. This was to be one of Burke's major preoccupations for the rest of his life. The material presented in this volume covers two years of proceedings in the House of Commons and the first session of the trial in the Lords. Its highlights are two great set-piece speeches delivered to the Commons, which can be reconstructed from manuscript material as well as from contemporary reports; and the four-day oration with which Burke opened the prosecution before the Lords: for this a complete verbatim shorthand record exists. The material in these and other speeches is not only central to an understanding of Burke and India, but to his moral and political thought as a whole in the years immediately before the outbreak of the French Revolution
The history of the University of Oxford by Brian Harrison( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study surveys how one of the world's major universities has responded to the formidable challenges offered by the 20th century. It presents the reader with insight into many aspects of British life and assesses the influence of the University of Oxford in the world sphere
The history of the University of Oxford( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history of one of Britain's most influential institutions. This second volume examines the university during the late Middle Ages, when scholasticism was at its height. It explores the academic pursuits of the scholars of Oxford as well as the daily life at the colleges
 
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Lord Melbourne, 1779-1848
Alternative Names
Mitchell, L.

Mitchell L. G.

Mitchell Leslie

Mitchell, Leslie G.

Mitchell, Leslie George

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English (197)

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Reflections on the revolution in FranceCharles James FoxBulwer Lytton : the rise and fall of a Victorian man of lettersThe Whig world : 1760-1837Maurice Bowra : a lifeThe History of the University of OxfordThe Eighteenth centuryThe writings and speeches of Edmund Burke