This is a BBC Radio adaptation of J. M. Barrie's classic satire about the changing fortunes of Crichton, the perfect butler. Liberal aristocrat Lord Loam favours a return to nature, with masters and servants living together as equals, but Crichton is the perfect butler and the perfect snob who adores the intricacies of the class system. He cannot help but be horrified by his master's opinions, and it will take a sea change to alter them. Directed by Fiona Kelcher, The Admirable Crichton stars Russell Tovey as Crichton, David Bannerman as J. M. Barrie, Beth Chalmers as Lady Mary, David Timson as Lord Loam, Martha Howe-Douglas as Lady Agatha, Gunnar Cauthery as Ernest Woolley, Lizzy Watts as Tweeny, Adrian Grove as Rev. John Treherne, Stephen Hogan as Lord Brocklehurst, and Tina Gray as Lady Brocklehurst. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Russell Tovey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005839/bk_bbcw_005839_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I am the enfant terrible of literature and science. If I cannot, and I know I cannot, get the literary and scientific big-wigs to give me a shilling, I can, and I know I can, heave bricks into the middle of them. With The Way of All Flesh, Samuel Butler threw a subversive brick at the smug face of Victorian domesticity. Published in 1903, a year after Butler's death, the novel is a thinly disguised account of his own childhood and youth "in the bosom of a Christian family". With irony, wit, and sometimes rancor, he savaged contemporary values and beliefs, turning inside-out the conventional novel of a family's life through several generations. The Way of All Flesh tells the story of Ernest Pontifex and his struggles with Victorian mores, his restrictive, highly religious family, and Victorian society itself. Butler is remembered as one of the greatest of the anti-Victorians, whose ideas reflected accurately the new, more liberal society that was to come following the death of England's great queen, and the beginning of a new era. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Antony Ferguson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001673/bk_tant_001673_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The quest for the historical Jesus is the attempt to use historical rather than religious methods to construct a verifiable biography of Jesus. As originally defined by Albert Schweitzer, the quest began in the 18th century with Hermann Samuel Reimarus, up to William Wrede in the 19th century. The quest is commonly divided into stages, and it continues today among scholars such as the fellows of the Jesus Seminar. Reimarus composed a treatise rejecting miracles and accusing Bible authors of fraud, but he didn't publish his findings. Gotthold Lessing published Reimarus's conclusions in the Wolfenbuettel fragments. D.F. Strauss's biography of Jesus set Gospel criticism on its modern course. Strauss explained gospel miracles as natural events misunderstood and misrepresented. Ernest Renan was the first of many to portray Jesus simply as a human person. Albrecht Ritschl had reservations about this project, but it became central to liberal Protestantism in Germany and to the Social Gospel movement in America.
Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction drama film written and directed by Andrew Niccol, starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law with supporting roles played by Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal and Alan Arkin. The film was a 1997 nominee for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction Set Decoration. The film presents a biopunk vision of a society driven by liberal eugenics. Children of the middle and upper classes are selected through preimplantation genetic diagnosis to ensure they possess the best hereditary traits of their parents. A genetic registry database uses biometrics to instantly identify and classify those so created as valids while those conceived by traditional means are derisively known as in-valids. While genetic discrimination is forbidden by law, in practice it is easy to profile one's genotype resulting in the Valids qualifying for professional employment while the In-Valids who are susceptible to disease are relegated to menial jobs. The movie draws on concerns over reproductive technologies which facilitate eugenics, and the possible consequences of such technological developments for society.
Alfred Ernest Brown CH (27 August 1881 16 February 1962) was a British politician who served as leader of the Liberal Nationals from 1940 until 1945. Born in Torquay, Devon, Brown was the son of a fisherman and prominent Baptist and it was through following his father that he came to preach, gaining much experience as a public speaker. He soon came to the attention of the local Liberals and became a prominent public speaker at political meetings. After three unsuccessful attempts in other constituencies, he was elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament for Rugby in the 1923 general election but lost his seat in the 1924 general election. In 1927 he returned to Parliament in a by-election at Leith. During this time he became a devoted follower of Sir John Simon as the latter became increasingly at odds with the leader of the Liberals, David Lloyd George, and the party's support for the minority Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald. In 1931 he followed Simon in resigning the Liberal party whip and then subsequently in setting up the Liberal Nationals.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Andrew Ernest Joseph "Andy" Thompson is a former Canadian politician. Thompson was leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and later served as a Senator. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he was educated at Monkton Combe School in England and Oakwood Collegiate in Toronto. He attended the University of Toronto from 1942 to 1943 until he joined the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. He was discharged in 1946 with the rank of Lieutenant. He completed his education at Queen's University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1947. He received a Master of Social Work from the University of British Columbia in 1949.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Christopher Paget Mayhew, Baron Mayhew (12 June 1915 7 January 1997) was a British politician who was a Labour Member of Parliament from 1945 to 1950 and from 1951 to 1974, when he left the Labour Party to become a Liberal. In 1981, Mayhew received a life peerage and was raised to the House of Lords as Baron Mayhew. Mayhew attended Haileybury and Christ Church, Oxford as an exhibitioner. While at Oxford, he became President of the Oxford Union. Mayhew was commissioned into the Intelligence Corps in 1940, rising to the rank of Major. Mayhew was elected to Parliament for the constituency of South Norfolk in the 1945 election. He became Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign Office where he served under Ernest Bevin and acquired the strong pro-Arab views that would make him a distinctive figure in British politics. Although Mayhew lost his seat in the 1950 election, he soon returned to Parliament upon the death of Bevin when he won the [Woolwich East by-election, 1951by-election in 1951 for Bevin''s seat of Woolwich East.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Walsall by-election, 1938 was a parliamentary by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Walsall on 16 November 1938.The by-election was caused by the death of the sitting Liberal National Member of Parliament, Joseph Leckie.The Liberal Nationals selected Sir George Ernest Schuster. Schuster was something of a renaissance man. He had qualified as a barrister and had already had successful careers in business, colonial government and economics. He came from a wealthy family with banking and cotton interests. As a representative of the National Government Schuster was not opposed by the Conservatives, although they were apparently disappointed the Liberal Nationals exercised their right to find their own successor to Leckie and did not cede the National nomination to the local Conservatives.
The Main Quadrangle at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign comprises the main campus of the university. It is a major quadrangle surrounded by buildings of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) and is the center of campus activities. nSeveral architects had been instrumental in the building of the campus. These include Ernest L Stouffer, Nathan Clifford Ricker, Charles A. Platt, James White, Clarence Howard Blackall, Holabird & Roche, and W.C. Zimmerman. Various campus building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, these include the Mumford House, Freer Hall, Evans Hall, Busey Hall, Main Library, Altgeld Hall, Round Barns, Kenney Gymnasium, Natural History Building, and Harker Hall. In addition, the Morrow Plots and the University Observatory are designated as the National Historic Landmark.