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William Cobbert : selected writings /
edited by Leonora Nattrass ; consulting editor, James Epstein.
imprint
London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, c1998.
description
6 v. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1851963758 (set : alk. paper)
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imprint
London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, c1998.
isbn
1851963758 (set : alk. paper)
contents note
vol. 1. Early writings, 1792-1800 -- vol. 2. From reaction to rebellion, 1802-1810 -- vol. 3. Reform, 1810-1817 -- vol. 4. Popular politics, 1817-1826 -- vol. 5. A history of the Protestant reformation in England and Ireland, 1824-1826 -- vol. 6. Peasant politics, 1828-1835.
catalogue key
5454432
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'should do much to restore Cobbett to his rightful place at the centre of a Romanticism'
'These six volumes of some of Cobbett's most influential work are ... welcome ... Leonora Natrass, who in the past has written sensitively on Cobbett's style, has chosen to omit some of his better-known works (such as Rural Rides), and concentrated on those political texts that were widely read in his lifetime, but are much less well known and less easily accessible today ... sterling work.'
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This new edition makes an important selection of Cobbett's writings available to scholars in the fields of history, economics, politics, literature and the history of ideas for the first time, and includes full annotation and a biographical and analytical introduction. William Cobbett (1763-1835) was a prolific writer, best known as the anti-Radical founder of Cobbett's Political Register which ran from 1802-35 and comprised of 88 volumes. As his views changed around 1804 he wrote more positively in the Radical interest, and was imprisoned for his attack on flogging in the army. He published the Parliamentary Debates (which later became incorporated into Hansard), a collection of critical writings on America, and numerous volumes of articles on economic and political events, agriculture, language and travel. While some of Cobbett's texts are available in print, these present the eccentric side of Cobbett and are of limited use to academics and historians. His most historically-significant texts, including the best of his early American journalism which made his name, and his pamphlets from 1816 which sold up to 70,000 copies each, have been unavailable since shortly after his death. Texts are fully reset and fully annotated with biographical and analytical volume introductions, and there is a comprehensive index.
Main Description
This new edition makes an important selection of Cobbett's writings available to scholars in the fields of history, economics, politics, literature and the history of ideas for the first time, and includes full annotation and a biographical and analytical introduction. William Cobbett (1763–1835) was a prolific writer, best known as the anti-Radical founder of Cobbett's Political Register which ran from 1802–35 and comprised of eighty-eight volumes. As his views changed around 1804 he wrote more positively in the Radical interest, and was imprisoned for his attack on flogging in the army. He published the Parliamentary Debates (which later became incorporated into Hansard ), a collection of critical writings on America, and numerous volumes of articles on economic and political events, agriculture, language and travel. While some of Cobbett's texts are available in print, these present the eccentric side of Cobbett and are of limited use to academics and historians. His most historically-significant texts, including the best of his early American journalism which made his name, and his pamphlets from 1816 which sold up to 70,000 copies each, have been unavailable since shortly after his death. These texts are fully reset and fully annotated with biographical and analytical volume introductions, and there is a comprehensive index.
Main Description
William Cobbett (1763-1835) was a prolific writer, best known as the anti-Radical founder of the Political Register. This new edition makes an important selection his writings available to scholars in the fields of history, economics, politics, literature and the history of ideas, including full annotation and a biographical and analytical introduction.

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