A Room with a View For Sale
A Room with a View
Forster, E M
Click to view details

Mill, John Stuart - On Liberty - ( Item 126030 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2008. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Illustrated by Martin O'Neill. Bound in cloth, printed with a design by the artist. Set in Baskerville, frontispiece and 8 full-page colour illustrations. Size: 9 x 5 ins, 384 pages. First published in 1859, On Liberty presents a timeless case for freedom of speech and action that has since inspired generations around the world. After a childhood dominated by his father's strict philosophical outlook, John Stuart Mill became a lifelong champion of the individual, embodying in his deeds the ideals he argued for in his work. Blessed with formidable eloquence and a brilliant mind, Mill became the most respected political thinker of his day advocating a principled yet humane concept of liberty that remains uniquely influential. A committed humanitarian who despised dogmatism, Mill is still cited by commentators and politicians of every hue. The enduring importance of On Liberty, Mill's most famous work, springs from its powerful defence of our essential freedoms, and its optimism about people's ability to live together in a civilised society. On Liberty examines basic issues for every society: the power which government exercises and the rights and responsibilities of the individual towards others. Mill advocated extending suffrage, compulsory national education and the right to criticise religion. His themes remain as significant today as when he first wrote them: When is freedom of speech outweighed by national security? What is religion's place in secular politics? How far can the state interfere in individual behaviour? Mill was addressing these questions 150 years ago, knowing that they were timeless.

Price 32.05                 Other items you may like                 Others by the same author

To buy this item online using any major credit or debit card or Paypal, click the appropriate delivery option below to add the item to your basket, depending on where you are in the world. Alternatively please contact us at RNewbury@ardis.co.uk for further information or to order with payment by direct bank transfer or cheque if you are in the UK.

Safe and Secure Online Buying

To buy online, please click the appropriate postage option in the item boxes above. You will be transferred to secure pages hosted by Paypal, the largest online transaction processor in the world. You can pay with any major credit or debit card or by Paypal. When ordering multiple items in the UK, you may be entitled to a postage discount. This will be refunded when your order is received. If you prefer to pay by cheque, or would like a quotation for buying multiple items, please email us at rnewbury@ardis.co.uk with the unique item numbers required.

Money Back Guarantee, Secure Packaging and Fast Response

We are a major online trader with excellent feedback from satisfied customers on Amazon and Ebay (over 20,000 customers). We will refund your costs for items returned within seven days for any reason. If we are at fault we will also refund your return postage. Items are sent in top grade book boxes for protection. Large items or multiple purchases may be boxed. Items will be despatched within a day of receipt of your order, usually on the same day if ordered before noon.

[Back to top]

Useful Links

Home Page
Contact Us


Terms and conditions
Delivery information
About Ardis Books


Returns policy
Cancellation policy


Customer services
Email Ardis Books
What our customers say