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Rural Rides

William Cobbett

William Cobbett: 1763-1835 English farmer, journalist and politician. His book Rural Rides collects together the articles published in his Political Register between 1822 and 1826, reflecting conditions of farmers and labourers in the English countryside, together with his views on the necessary actions for remedy and the shortcomings of government in this regard. Although this sounds amazingly dry, his forthright personality, original views and conversational tone, as well as the startling relevance of many of his topics to current political and social issues, give Rural Rides the immediacy and liveliness of a 19th century blog. (Summary by fbtoast)

William Cobbett: 1763-1835 English farmer, journalist and politician. His book Rural Rides collects together the articles published in his Political Register between 1822 and 1826, reflecting conditions of farmers and labourers in the English countryside, together with his views on the necessary actions for remedy and the shortcomings of government in this regard. Although this sounds amazingly dry, his forthright personality, original views and conversational tone, as well as the startling relevance of many of his topics to current political and social issues, give Rural Rides the immediacy and liveliness of a 19th century blog. (Summary by fbtoast)
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William Cobbett: 1763-1835 English farmer, journalist and politician. His book Rural Rides collects together the articles published in his Political Register between 1822 and 1826, reflecting conditions of farmers and labourers in the English countryside, together with his views on the necessary actions for remedy and the shortcomings of government in this regard. Although this sounds amazingly dry, his forthright personality, original views and conversational tone, as well as the startling relevance of many of his topics to current political and social issues, give Rural Rides the immediacy and liveliness of a 19th century blog. (Summary by fbtoast)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

23h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

40:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

45:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

53:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

46:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

52:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

58:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

44:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

52:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

59:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

57:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

47:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

39:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

43:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

55:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

51:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

44:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

45:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

54:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

58:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

32:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

58:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

31:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

48:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

45:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

36:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

52:36