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The apprenticeship of Beatrice Webb [book review]

Woodcock, George (1985) The apprenticeship of Beatrice Webb [book review]. Modern Language Quarterly, 46 (3). pp. 335-338. ISSN 0026-7929

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Abstract

"'The Apprenticeship of Beatrice Webb' centers around an examination of the autobiographical volume 'My Apprenticeship', in which Beatrice Webb told of somewhat less than the first half of a long, eventful, and influential life. She was born in 1858, early enough to have Herbert Spencer for an avuncular friend; 'My Apprenticeship' ends with her entry in 1892 into that strange marriage-partnership with Sidney Webb, a choice that ended her friendship with Spencer, who dismissed her as his literary executor as soon as he knew she was engaged to Webb. She had passed over from Individualism to Socialism, and to the great evolutionary philosopher she seemed a lost soul; at times she seemed so to herself, if we can judge from the evidence of My Apprenticeship and her diaries." - Introductory paragraph.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2015 15:56
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2015 16:06
URI: http://webbs.library.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/821

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