My Apprenticeship has long been cited as an important and fascinating source for students of social attitudes and conditions in late Victorian Britain, and this new paperback edition makes it once more generally available. Beatrice Webb, the eighth of the nine daughters of the railway magnate Richard Potter, was an exceptionally able person, with a zest for observation, a knack for pointed comment, and a habit of self-examination - all of which gifts she put to good account in the private diary she kept all her life and in this brilliant volume of autobiography which she based on that diary. It tells the story of a craft and a creed, of a withdrawn but talented girl, growing up in a prosperous household, who turned to social investigation and social reform, moving between the two starkly contrasted worlds of West End smart society and East End squalor. She served a hard apprenticeship, as a woman as well as a professional worker, and in a new introduction to this edition Norman MacKenzie describes the severe personal stresses which lay behind her life of dedication to social improvement, particularly her frustrated passion for Joseph Chamberlain and the troubled courtship which preceded her marriage to Sidney Webb. This volume ends on the eve of that marriage, when she was about to begin her famous and astonishingly productive collaboration with her husband. As historians, publicists and Fabian politicians the Webbs were pioneers of the modern age. The ensuring volume, which chronicles their mature career and was appropriately titled Our Partnership, is also published by the Cambridge University Press in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1971. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP11596863
Book Description Penguin. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Acceptable. Paperback. Sound & good copy, mild creasing, light to moderate shelf/reading wear, thumbing wear. Bookseller Inventory # c708934
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002883127
Book Description Penguin, London, 1971. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. First Penguin Edition. Penguin Modern Classics, cover painting of Webb by William Nicholson.Unread, shelf-worn, page edges browned, contents clean. Bookseller Inventory # 006245
Book Description Penguin Books modern classics, 1971. 432pp. Etat Correct use reading yellowed paper language english. Bookseller Inventory # 91581
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001545858
Book Description Penguin Books, Harmondsworh, UK, 1971. Paperback. Book Condition: Fine /As New. First Paperback Edition. Cover: detail from William Nicholson's 'Sidney and Beatrice Webb' [designed by Germano Facetti]. Penguin Modern Classics. Pp 426; gently, uniformly age-toned text but wraps are smooth and bright with no spine crease and this is an unread copy. [Note: This book will be posted airmail to overseas customers, even though ordered at the lower, surface shipping rate]. Size: 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 012250
Book Description Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1926. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 459pp with 4pp of publisher's catalogue of other works by B & S Webb. A bit worn. Bookseller Inventory # 065899