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John Stuart Mill

This is the author of the main text. He was an Englishman. A brief autobiographical sketch is outlined in the introductory material. He has also written an autobiography that is entitled Autobiography, published for the first time in 1873. It is but one of his major works and intended for those who have taken such an interest in his work that they have developed a curiosity regarding the details of his life.

The bulk of his success came after he suffered a 'nervous collapse.' This was apparently some symptom of having to make a deep and major change in his beliefs due to alterations in long held personal beliefs or family history. The affect was so noticeable as to be impossible to avoid. It also shows that although he made a major shift from what his elders had presumed about him, he continued to progress...

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