Rural Rides (unabridged)

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William Cobbett

Rural Rides

Read by Peter Wickham

unabridged

Between 1821 and 1826, the prolific writer and journalist William Cobbett travelled the countryside of the South of England on foot and horseback. Rural Rides is a fascinating account of his journeys, and depicts a way of life in transition, juxtaposing lyrical descriptions of the countryside with criticism of the poverty of agricultural workers. A man of radical politics who encouraged the rural rising of 1830, Cobbett went on to become MP for Oldham and sought to represent the interests of both industrial and agricultural workers. Above all, Rural Rides celebrates agrarian England.

  • Running Time: 22 h 22 m

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    Digital ISBN:978-1-78198-413-0
    Cat. no.:NA0549
    Edited by:Andrew Young, Viva Voce Audio
    BISAC:TRV009070
    BIC:WTLC
    Released:August 22
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