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Rural Rides

£17.99

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Published in 1908, this is a selection of William Cobbett's Rural rides chosen by J H Lobban for the Cambridge University Press as part of their English Literature for Schools series.

There is a twelve page introduction by the editor - J H Lobban MA who was a lecturer in English Literature at Birkbeck College. It also includes some nine pages of notes at the end.

Rural Rides is the book for which the English journalist, agriculturist and political reformer William Cobbett is best known.

At the time of writing in the early 1820s, Cobbett was a radical anti-Corn Law campaigner, newly returned to England from a spell of self-imposed political exile in the United States. Cobbett disapproved of proposals for remedies for agricultural distress suggested in Parliament in 1821. He made up his mind to see rural conditions for himself, and to "enforce by actual observation of rural conditions", the statements he had made in answer to the arguments of the landlords before the Parliamentary Agricultural Committee.

He embarked on a series of journeys by horseback through the countryside of South-East England and the English Midlands. He wrote down what he saw from the points of view both of a farmer and a social reformer. The result documents the early nineteenth century countryside and its people as well as giving free vent to Cobbett's opinions.

The name 'G Thompson' is written in the frontispiece. There is some light wear on the covers, with a discoloured spine; occasional marks internally but generally in good condition for its age.

Makes an excellent introduction for anyone not already familiar with the author's work.

Item details

Added value:
An excellent introduction to the author's work
Author(s):
William Cobbett
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
12.3 cm by 17.4 cm by 1.7 cm
Edition:
1908
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
231
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Rural Rides

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Published in 1908, this is a selection of William Cobbett's Rural rides chosen by J H Lobban for the Cambridge University Press as part of their English Literature for Schools series.

There is a twelve page introduction by the editor - J H Lobban MA who was a lecturer in English Literature at Birkbeck College. It also includes some nine pages of notes at the end.

Rural Rides is the book for which the English journalist, agriculturist and political reformer William Cobbett is best known.

At the time of writing in the early 1820s, Cobbett was a radical anti-Corn Law campaigner, newly returned to England from a spell of self-imposed political exile in the United States. Cobbett disapproved of proposals for remedies for agricultural distress suggested in Parliament in 1821. He made up his mind to see rural conditions for himself, and to "enforce by actual observation of rural conditions", the statements he had made in answer to the arguments of the landlords before the Parliamentary Agricultural Committee.

He embarked on a series of journeys by horseback through the countryside of South-East England and the English Midlands. He wrote down what he saw from the points of view both of a farmer and a social reformer. The result documents the early nineteenth century countryside and its people as well as giving free vent to Cobbett's opinions.

The name 'G Thompson' is written in the frontispiece. There is some light wear on the covers, with a discoloured spine; occasional marks internally but generally in good condition for its age.

Makes an excellent introduction for anyone not already familiar with the author's work.

Added value:
An excellent introduction to the author's work
Author(s):
William Cobbett
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
12.3 cm by 17.4 cm by 1.7 cm
Edition:
1908
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
231
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Rural Rides

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