Charles James Fox: a man for the people
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The book grows out of a professional interest in Fox's talents as a parliamentary speaker. The scope, therefore, is that of a biography, with Fox's attainments as a speaker coming to the foreground at frequent intervals. From the viewpoint of rhetorical theory and practice, though much of the terminology of classical or even contemporary rhetoric is not used.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Thrice in, thrice out. Genesis of a speaker ; Eton, Oxford, The grand tour ; The phenomenon of the age ; In and out of government. Part 2: The loyal opposition. Fox discovers America ; Fox in opposition ; A speech without a reply ; Fox and North: Conflict ; Fox goes to the people ; The opposition triumphs ; The first foreign secretary ; Road to coalition ; Mr secretary Fox ; The India bill ; The Westminster election ; Mr Pitt and Mr Fox ; Fox, The Prince, and Mrs Fitzherbert ; The king's illness. Part 3: Man of the people. Genesis of a new whig ; Defender of political liberty ; War with France ; For freedom of speech ; Great whig ; Speaker for the people. Part 4: Long road back. Secession;St Anne's Hill ; Quest for peace ; Pitt resigns;secession continues ; Road to war ; Fox and Pitt in opposition ; Pitt does, Fox takes office ; Death of Fox.