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William Cobbett - Rural Rides - 9780140435795 - 9780140435795
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Rural Rides

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Description for Rural Rides Paperback. William Cobbett provides evocative descriptions of the 19th century southern English countryside, his encounters with labourers, and outbursts at the encroaching cities and sufferings of the poor. Ian Dyck places these accounts in the context of Cobbett's political and social beliefs. Num Pages: 576 pages, map, explanatory notes, further reading, indexes. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 3JH; DNF; HBTB; WTLC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 130 x 26. Weight in Grams: 396.
Travelling on horseback through southern England in the early 19th century, William Cobbett provides evocative and accurate descriptions of the countryside, colourful accounts of his encounters with labourers, and indignant outbursts at the encroaching cities and the sufferings of the exploited poor. Ian Dyck's new edition places these lively accounts of rural life in the context of Cobbett's political and social beliefs and reveals the volume as his platform for rural radical reform.

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About William Cobbett
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 ... Read more

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