Autobiography

Autobiography

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Introduction by: John M. Robson

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140433166
  • 240 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

One of the greatest prodigies of his era, John Stuart Mill (1806-73) was studying arithmetic and Greek by the age of three, as part of an astonishingly intense education at his father’s hand. Intellectually brilliant, fearless and profound, he became a leading Victorian liberal thinker, whose works – including On Liberty, Utilitarianism, The Subjection of Women and this Autobiography – are among the crowning achievements of the age. Here he describes the pressures placed on him by his childhood, the mental breakdown he suffered as a young man, his struggle to understand a world of feelings and emotions far removed from his father’s strict didacticism, and the later development of his own radical beliefs. A moving account of an extraordinary life, this great autobiography reveals a man of deep integrity, constantly searching for truth.

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Table of Contents

Autobiography Introduction
Editor’s Note

I. Childhood, and Early Education
II. Moral Influences in Early Youth. My Father’s Character and Opinions
III. Last Stage of Education, and First of Self-Education
IV. Youthful Propagandism. The Westminster Review.
V. A Crisis in My Mental History. One Stage Onward
VI. Commencement of the Most Valuable Friendship of My Life. My Father’s Death. Writings and Other Proceedings up to 1840
VII. General View of the Remainder of My Life
Index of Personal Names

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