Autobiography of John Stuart Mill
John Stuart Mill

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Narrated By: Noah Waterman

Duration: 6 hours and 58 minutes

What to expect

Mill’s autobiography deals with but one part of a life, the life of the mind-but a mind that ranks as one of the most remarkable and significant of the nineteenth century. The book memorably depicts the emergence of a brilliant child prodigy, the product of an extraordinary education that both hastened his development and brought him to the brink of suicide by the age of twenty-one; illumined with equal clarity is the story of John Stuart Mill’s renewed commitment to life, and of the further conflicts that marked his long evolution toward maturity as a major philosopher and social thinker. Superb in its dispassionate objectivity, the Autobiography stands as a work of enduring stature and relevance, the final testament of a rare and luminous intelligence.

Genre

Biography: historical, political and military, Biography: general, Biography: philosophy and social sciences, Biography: historical, political and military, Political leaders and leadership, Dictionaries of biography

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“Mill’s autobiography is a matchless monument.”