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William Cobbett

Politician (9-Mar-1763 — 16-Jun-1835)


Marjorie Bowen. Porcupine: A Study of William Cobbett. London: Longmans, Green. 1935. 312pp.

Anthony Burton. William Cobbett: Englishman: A Biography. London: Aurum Press, Ltd.. 1997.

E. I. Carlyle. William Cobbett: A Study of His Life as Shown in His Writings. London: Constable. 1904. 318pp.

G. K. Chesterton. William Cobbett. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company. 1926.

G. D. H. Cole. The Life of William Cobbett. London: W. Collins Sons & Co.. 1924. 458pp. Chapter 21 (on "Rural Rides") written by F. E. Green.

G. D. H. Cole (editor). Letters from William Cobbett to Edward Thornton Written in the Years 1797-1800. Oxford University Press. 1937.

Ian Dyck. William Cobbett and Rural Popular Culture. Cambridge University Press. 1992. 328pp.

Pierce W. Gaines. William Cobbett and the United States, 1792-1835: A Bibliography with Notes and Extracts. American Antiquarian Society. 1971. 270pp.

Richard Ingrams. The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett. London: Harper Collins. 2005. 333pp.

Lewis Melville. The Life and Letters of William Cobbett in England and America. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head. 1913. (2 vols.) 326pp. + 335pp.

Leonora Nattrass. William Cobbett: The Politics of Style. Cambridge University Press. 1995. 263pp.

John W. Osborne. William Cobbett: His Thought and His Times. 1966. 272pp.

Morris Leonard Pearl. William Cobbett: A Bibliographical Account of His Life and Times. London: Oxford University Press. 1953. 266pp.

George Spater. William Cobbett: The Poor Man's Friend. Cambridge University Press. 1982. (2 vols.) 653pp.

David A. Wilson. Tom Paine and William Cobbett: The Transatlantic Connection. McGill-Queen's University Press. 1988. 240pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.324)

  6. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.151)

  7. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.88)

  8. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.141)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.116)

  10. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.177)

  11. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.167)

  12. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.108)

  13. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.102)

  14. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.92)

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