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William Cobbett, Romanticism and the Enlightenment : Contexts and Legacy

By: Grande, James.
Contributor(s): Stevenson, John.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.The Enlightenment World: Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2015Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (226 p.).ISBN: 9781781447369.Subject(s): Cobbett, William, -- 1763-1835 -- Criticism and interpretation | Enlightenment | RomanticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: William Cobbett, Romanticism and the Enlightenment : Contexts and LegacyDDC classification: 828.709 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
List of Contributors -- List of Figures -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- Introduction - William Cobbett: Calf of John Bull, or Child of the Enlightenment? - James Grande and John Stevenson -- 1 'Are We in England? Or Are We in Hell…?': Cobbett and Utopia - Gregory Claeys -- 2 William Cobbett: Dimensions of Patriotism - John Stevenson -- 3 A 'Birth of Intellect': William Cobbett and Jonathan Swift - James Grande -- 4 Cobbett's Return to England in 1819 - John Gardner -- 5 Radicalism on the Cross Roads: William Hazlitt and William Cobbett - Ruth Livesey
6 Scotland under the Scotch System: Narratives of Resistance from Cobbett's Tour in Scotland - Alex Benchimol -- 7 'The Feast of the Gridiron is at Hand': Chartism, Cobbett and Currency - Matthew Roberts -- 8 Cobbett, his Children and Chartism - Malcolm Chase -- 9 Rural Riding: Revisiting Cobbett's Countryside in the Twentieth Century - Clare Griffiths -- 10 Beyond Left and Right: A Cobbett for Our Times - Craig Calhoun -- Notes -- Index
Summary: William Cobbett was one of the greatest journalists of his day. Humbly born in Surrey, following a career in the British army in Canada from 1784, he cut his journalistic teeth as the loyalist 'Peter Porcupine' in the United States, defending all things British against the French Revolution and its supporters. Following his return to England in 1800 he became the major critic of corruption and a principal advocate of parliamentary reform and press freedom. It led to prosecution, prison and temporary exile, but also to the eventual triumph of reform and his persistent defence of the rights of the poor. This is the first essay collection devoted to Cobbett and contains essays from scholars from a wide variety of disciplines. It will be of interest to those researching the literature and culture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, including the works of Paine, Rousseau, Swift and Hazlitt, and the Chartist movement.
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List of Contributors -- List of Figures -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- Introduction - William Cobbett: Calf of John Bull, or Child of the Enlightenment? - James Grande and John Stevenson -- 1 'Are We in England? Or Are We in Hell…?': Cobbett and Utopia - Gregory Claeys -- 2 William Cobbett: Dimensions of Patriotism - John Stevenson -- 3 A 'Birth of Intellect': William Cobbett and Jonathan Swift - James Grande -- 4 Cobbett's Return to England in 1819 - John Gardner -- 5 Radicalism on the Cross Roads: William Hazlitt and William Cobbett - Ruth Livesey

6 Scotland under the Scotch System: Narratives of Resistance from Cobbett's Tour in Scotland - Alex Benchimol -- 7 'The Feast of the Gridiron is at Hand': Chartism, Cobbett and Currency - Matthew Roberts -- 8 Cobbett, his Children and Chartism - Malcolm Chase -- 9 Rural Riding: Revisiting Cobbett's Countryside in the Twentieth Century - Clare Griffiths -- 10 Beyond Left and Right: A Cobbett for Our Times - Craig Calhoun -- Notes -- Index

William Cobbett was one of the greatest journalists of his day. Humbly born in Surrey, following a career in the British army in Canada from 1784, he cut his journalistic teeth as the loyalist 'Peter Porcupine' in the United States, defending all things British against the French Revolution and its supporters. Following his return to England in 1800 he became the major critic of corruption and a principal advocate of parliamentary reform and press freedom. It led to prosecution, prison and temporary exile, but also to the eventual triumph of reform and his persistent defence of the rights of the poor. This is the first essay collection devoted to Cobbett and contains essays from scholars from a wide variety of disciplines. It will be of interest to those researching the literature and culture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, including the works of Paine, Rousseau, Swift and Hazlitt, and the Chartist movement.

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