William Cobbett: The Politics of Styleby Leonora Nattrass
This book offers the first thoroughgoing literary analysis of William Cobbett as a writer. Leonora Nattrass explores the nature and effect of Cobbett>'s rhetorical strategies, through close examination of a broad selection of his polemical writings from his early American journalism onwards. She examines the political implications of Cobbett>'s style within the broader context of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century political prose, and argues that his perceived ideological and stylistic flaws - inconsistency, bigotry, egoism and political nostalgia - are in fact strategies designed to appeal to a range of usually polarised reading audiences.
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