William Cobbett: His Thought and His Times

William Cobbett: His Thought and His Times

William Cobbett: His Thought and His Times

William Cobbett: His Thought and His Times

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For almost a hundred years after his death in 1835 no worthwhile book-length study of William Cobbett was written. Most attempts to evaluate his career were highly biased and superficial. It was not until 1924, with the appearance of The Life of William Cobbett by G. D. H. Cole, that a first-rate appreciation of Cobbett's life and thought became available. However, in the last forty years many assumptions about early nineteenth- century England, which Cole shared, have been challenged. It therefore seemed useful to attempt a re-examination of Cobbett based upon the latest knowledge of this period, as well as a thorough study of all of his writings.

The purpose of this book is to analyze Cobbett's ideas and their relation to the England of his time. It is not intended to describe Cobbett's role as a practical farmer or as a writer on the cultivation of the soil, but to concentrate upon his career . . .

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