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Selections From William Cobbett's Illustrated Rural Rides 1821-1832 [Hardcover]

William Cobbett , Christopher Morris
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18 Oct 1984
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Webb & Bower; New Ed edition (18 Oct 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0863500196
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863500190
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 19.8 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 978,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Son of an innkeeper, former soldier, champion of the working class, early anti-corporate activist, and future Member of Parliament-Will Cobbett's unique eye offers us a perspective on 19th-century England we won't find anywhere else. Cobbett roamed Southern England on horseback in the years between 1821 and 1832, gathering his "economical and political observations relative to matters applicable to, and illustrated by, the state of" that charming part of the world, one in the throes of massive change in the wake of the Industrial Revolution.


This is an extraordinary record of a world long gone, one very little documented when it existed, by a voice who was far ahead of his time.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

William Cobbett (1763-1835) spent his youth as a farm worker and gardener. He lived in revolutionary France and Philadelphia where, as 'Peter Porcupine', he rose to fame as a pro-British and anti-Jacobin journalist. Later, back in England, he became a Radical and promoted the cause of reform in politics and agriculture. Ian Dyck is Associate Professor of History at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. He is the author of 'William Cobbett and Rural Popular Culture' (CUP, 1992). --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Social History. 15 Jan 2014
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Lovely book in good condition. I studied this as part of the Romantic Poets for A level Eng Lit 40 odd years ago and liked it so thought I would re-visit.
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