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John Stuart Mill

Victorian Firebrand

Richard Reeves

RRP: £16.99

1 September 2008

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843546443

RRP: £9.99

9 February 2015

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782397137

A young activist and highly-educated Cambridge Union debater, Mill would become in time the highest-ranked English thinker of the nineteenth century, the author of the landmark essay On Liberty and one of the most passionate reformers and advocates of his revolutionary, opinionated age. As a journalist he fired off a weekly article on Irish land reform as the people of that nation starved, as an MP he introduced the first vote on women’s suffrage, fought to preserve free-speech and opposed slavery, and, in his private life, pursued for two decades a love affair with another man’s wife.

To understand Mill and his contribution, Richard Reeves explores his life and work in tandem. His book is a riveting and authoritative biography of a man raised to promote happiness, whose life was spent in the pursuit of truth and liberty for all.

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