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Title:Sparks of Reform: The Career of Francis Jeune, 1806-1868
Price:GBP£15.00 (about USD$20.40)
Item ID:B009-3703
Publisher:privately published, Oxford, 1994
Condition:Near Fine
privately published, 1994, Softcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, First

loosely inserted signed compliments slip from the author; b/w. frontis. portrait of Jeune; Undergraduates nowadays who go up to Oxford do so from a very wide spectrum of family backgrounds and occupations, While there, they have a remarkable variety of subjects to study. They are likely to have tutors in other Colleges than their own; and they may well attend lectures given by Professors who enjoy a worldwide reputation, After graduating, they will disperse not into just four or five professions (politics, law, academia, medicine, or, especially, the Church) but into one of a hundred or more occupations, No one man can be regarded as responsible for the transformation of Oxford University from being an adjunct to the Church of England, designed to produce clergymen from the sons of clergymen, to its present slate; but if two men, more than any others, can justifiably claim the credit, they are William Ewart Gladstone and Francis Jeune. This brief study gives an account of the remarkable, and remarkably consistent, career of Francis Jeune. It was his, and the University's, good fortune that, at the critical time, Gladstone was Member of Parliament for the University Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 116 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. no Dust Jacket as published.. White titles spine. Includes notes; appendices; select bibliography & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Education; University Education; Pembroke College Oxford; Oxford University; England; 19th century; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0907383416. ISBN/EAN: 9780907383413. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3703.
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