Cunninghame Graham: A Critical Biography by Cedric WattsCunninghame Graham: A Critical Biography by Cedric Watts

Cunninghame Graham: A Critical Biography

byCedric Watts, Laurence Davies

Paperback | November 13, 2008

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R. B. Cunninghame Graham (1852-1936) was one of the most brilliant and mercurial characters of his day. Known as 'Don Roberto' and 'the Modern Don Quixote' because of his Spanish blood and impetuous life-style, and as 'the Uncrowned King of Scotland' because of his descent from King Robert II, he was a paradoxical man whose career was astonishingly varied. After an early period as an adventurer, when he worked as a cattle-rancher and horse-dealer in South America and Texas, he embarked on a stormy political career. He was the first socialist in Parliament, was gaoled after assailing the police at the Battle of Trafalgar Square on Bloody Sunday, 1887, later became the founder and president of the first Labour Party, and was eventually elected president of the Scottish National Party. Meanwhile he travelled in Morocco disguised as an Arab sheik and prospected for gold in Spain.
Title:Cunninghame Graham: A Critical BiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.71 inPublished:November 13, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521090091

ISBN - 13:9780521090094


Table of Contents

Part I. The Earlier Years: 1. 1852-77: Origins and Early Travels; 2. 1878-85: Marriage, Texas, Scotland; 3. 1886-8: First Years in Parliament; 4. 1888-92: After Trafalgar Square; 5. 1892-1900: Travels, Anti-Imperialism, the Last Years at Gartmore; 6. Friendships; 7. Early Writings; Part II. The Later Years: 8. Further Literary Matters; 9. His Later Political Career; 10. Friendships and Relationships; 11. Later Writings; 12. Conclusion.