Search - List of Books by William Cobbett

"Sit down to write what you have thought, and not to think about what you shall write." -- William Cobbett
William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and "tax-eaters" relentlessly. He was also against the Corn Laws, a tax on imported grain. Early in his career, he was a loyalist supporter of King and Country: but later he joined and successfully publicised the radical movement which led to the Reform Bill of 1832, and to his winning the parliamentary seat of Oldham. Although he was not a Catholic, he became a fiery advocate of Catholic Emancipation in Britain. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett's life, two things stayed constant: an opposition to authority, and a suspicion of novelty. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion, but is best known for his book from 1830, Rural Rides, which is still in print today.

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Total Books: 391
Cottage Economy containing information relative to the brewing of beer  to which is added The poor man's friend
The American Gardener
2012 - The American Gardener (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781278492285
ISBN-10: 1278492283
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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A History of the Protestant Reformation in England  Ireland
2012 - A History of the Protestant Reformation in England Ireland (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781235008672
ISBN-10: 1235008673
Genres: History, Christian Books & Bibles
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Rural rides
2011 - Rural Rides (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781131035000
ISBN-10: 1131035003
Genre: Travel
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The Life And Adventures Of Peter Porcupine With A Full And Fair Account Of All His Authoring Transactions
The Life of Thomas Paine With a History of His Literary Political and Religious Career in America France and England Volume 1
Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates During the  Session of the  Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the Kingdom of Great Britain  Volume 11
Cobbett's Legacy to Labourers Or What Is the Right Which the Lords Baronets and Squires Have to the Lands of England in 6 Letters
Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates During the  Session of the  Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the Kingdom of Great Britain  Volume 14
A Grammar of the English Language in a Series of Letters to Which Are Added Six Lessons
Cobbett's Political Register Volumes 51-52
2010 - Cobbett's Political Register Volumes 51-52 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143247705
ISBN-10: 1143247701
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The Works of John Knox Volume 6
2010 - The Works of John Knox Volume 6 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143429262
ISBN-10: 1143429265
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2010 - Porcupine's Works [Volume 2] (Paperback)
2009 - Paper Against Gold [no. 1-15] (Paperback)
2009 - Thirteen Sermons [1834] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - Advice to Young Men By William Cobbett [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)
2007 - Emigrant's Guide [Travel in America] (Paperback)Hardcover
2003 - A Grammar of the English Language [Oxford Language Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1973 - Rural Rides V 2 [Everyman's Library] (Hardcover)Paperback
Advice to Young Men And [Incidentally to Young Women in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life, in a Series of Letters Addressed to a Youth, a Bachel] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
English Gardener [Oxford paperbacks] (Hardcover)Paperback
Poor Man's Friend [Reprints of economic classics] (Hardcover)