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John Wilkes: The Lives of a Libertine

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Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, 2006, hardcover with d/w, pp xxiv + 282, 8vo

John Wilkes remains one of the most colourful and intriguing characters of eighteenth-century Britain. Born in 1725, the son of a prosperous London distiller, he was given the classical education of a gentleman, before entering politics as a Whig. Finding his party in opposition following the accession of George III in 1760 he took up his pen with sensational effect, and made a career out of excoriating the new administration and promoting the Whig interest. This biography provides a more comprehensive examination of Wilkes throughout his long life than has hitherto been available taking a thematic rather than chronological approach and also gives an insight into eighteenth-century British society and its shifting attitudes to morality, politics and gender.

The book is in good condition. Pages are very clean and unmarked with no inscriptions but there has been some damage to the top of the rear board and top of the spine resulting in a 0.5cm tear to the top of the spine (see photo). Slight bumping to corners. The d/w is in very good condition. There is shelf wear to the top of the spine of the d/w and a crease to the front flap

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Author(s):
Sainsbury, John
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0754656268
ISBN-13:
9780754656265
Number of pages:
282
Publisher:
Ashgate
Title:
John Wilkes: The Lives of a Libertine

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Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, 2006, hardcover with d/w, pp xxiv + 282, 8vo

John Wilkes remains one of the most colourful and intriguing characters of eighteenth-century Britain. Born in 1725, the son of a prosperous London distiller, he was given the classical education of a gentleman, before entering politics as a Whig. Finding his party in opposition following the accession of George III in 1760 he took up his pen with sensational effect, and made a career out of excoriating the new administration and promoting the Whig interest. This biography provides a more comprehensive examination of Wilkes throughout his long life than has hitherto been available taking a thematic rather than chronological approach and also gives an insight into eighteenth-century British society and its shifting attitudes to morality, politics and gender.

The book is in good condition. Pages are very clean and unmarked with no inscriptions but there has been some damage to the top of the rear board and top of the spine resulting in a 0.5cm tear to the top of the spine (see photo). Slight bumping to corners. The d/w is in very good condition. There is shelf wear to the top of the spine of the d/w and a crease to the front flap

Author(s):
Sainsbury, John
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0754656268
ISBN-13:
9780754656265
Number of pages:
282
Publisher:
Ashgate
Title:
John Wilkes: The Lives of a Libertine

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