Buy used:
& FREE Shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by GlassFrogBooks
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton Paperback – November 7, 2002

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
Paperback, November 7, 2002

Limited-time deal : Top eBooks under $5 pantry

click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews


James Turner offers us a superbly crafted and absorbing biography of a seminal figure in nineteenth-century American culture. In this impressive book, Turner dusts off what might seem a stuffy subject to reveal a cultural adventure.

(Anne C. Rose Journal of American History)

His book is a distinguished monument to its hero, and this monument may be more of a masterpiece than the original.

(Frederic Cople Jaher American Historical Review)

James Turner has provided, in The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton, not only an excellent biography, but one of the best studies of the American mind in the nineteenth century.

(Michael O'Brien Times Literary Supplement)

James Turner's superb biography recovers the ubiquitous, orchestrating presence of Norton that irked William James and re-establishes the magnitude of his achievement. Turner's work deserves a wide readership.

(Thomas J. Brown New England Quarterly)

James Turner presents a comprehensive, authoritative account of a nearly forgotten figure who almost single-handedly invented Western Civilization as an organizing principle for liberal arts education in the United States. Turner's study raises broader intellectual questions that fall beyond the proper score of a biographical study. Turner tells Norton's stories very much like the man himself would have.

(Christopher Shannon Weekly Standard)

By far the fullest account of Norton's life that we are likely to get for a long time to come. It is remarkable that Norton is so little known today, given such eminence. We can be all the more grateful, then, for James Turner's conscientious biography, which reminds us of Norton's many accomplishments and of the varied kind of life one person could lead during the 19th century.

(Rochelle Gurstein Wall Street Journal)

An elegantly written, highly detailed biography of the life, times, and scholarly contributions of Charles Eliot Norton.

(Edward E. Gordon History of Education Quarterly)

This important work offers the prospect of restoring Norton to his rightful position in American intellectual history.


About the Author

James Turner is the Cavanaugh Professor of Humanities at the University of Notre Dame and the director of the Erasmus Institute. His books include Without God, Without Creed and Reckoning with the Beast also available from Johns Hopkins.

Product details

Customer reviews

5 star (0%) 0%
4 star (0%) 0%
3 star (0%) 0%
2 star (0%) 0%
1 star (0%) 0%
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?

No customer reviews