'This is a timely collection of extracts from Cobbett's writings. Deftly contextualised, they make for gripping reading; Cobbett's insistence on the need for "sound money" has obvious resonance. ... What better introduction for students of the period?' Times Literary Supplement 'Cobbett's opinions are not held but thrown, flung in the face of individuals. Irony is effete, polite plain facts anaemic.' The Oldie Magazine 'As this outstanding book demonstrates, Cobbett was a man who changed his mind on matters as various as reform, war, and Catholicism in the course of five decades and over 20 million published words. This accessible and brilliantly chosen selection, which is interspersed with judicious directive comments, is the first collection of Cobbett's writings in forty years... this book is an excellent guide as to how a student or teacher might start with Cobbett and best discover his work.' BARS Review
About the Author
James Grande is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at King's College London. He recently completed an Oxford D.Phil. on Cobbett's correspondence.