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William Cobbett's correspondence, 1800-1835

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The vast majority of William Cobbett’s personal letters have never been published. This thesis examines these manuscripts alongside the ‘open letter’ form that dominated his published writings, using correspondence to illuminate the hybrid and highly idiosyncratic form of Cobbett’s radicalism. It shows how he responded to continued persecution from the government through a series of innovative epistolary strategies, creating a popular journalism that incorporated many of the tropes usually...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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ora:7670

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