Bibliography (Masterplots, Fourth Edition)
Barros, Carolyn A. Autobiography: Narrative of Transformation. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998. Analyzes autobiographies by Mill and several other prominent Victorians, describing how these authors relate tales of major transformations in their lives; Mill’s autobiography recounts a significant change in his philosophy.
Mazlish, Bruce. James and John Stuart Mill, Father and Son in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Basic Books, 1975. The material on James Mill adds much to one’s understanding of his more famous son. The book has a strong “social science/psycho-history” perspective that is predicated on the validity of Freudian theory.
Mill, John Stuart. The Early Draft of John Stuart Mill’s Autobiography. Edited by Jack Stillinger. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1961. Reveals differences between early drafts and the published versions of the Autobiography.
_______. John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor: Their Correspondence and Subsequent Marriage. Edited by F. A. von Hayek. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1951. A study of an important relationship in Mill’s adult years. Drastically alters the glowing image of Harriet Taylor created by the Autobiography.
Packe, Michael. The Life of...
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