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Change and tradition in rural England : an anthology of writings on country life

Author: Denys Thompson
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 1980 anthology contains of some of the finest and most significant writing on English country life from Cobbett through Jefferies, Sturt, hardy, Hudson and Flora Thompson to Thomas Hennell and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Denys Thompson
ISBN: 0521225469 9780521225465
OCLC Number: 5990413
Description: x, 291 pages, 5 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: General introduction; Part I.A Home-Made Civilisation: 1. Introduction; 2. Vestiges George Bourne; 3. The peasant system George Bourne; 4. The 'Estatesmen' William Wordsworth and Harriet Martineau; 5. Peasant survivors Flora Thompson; 6. Cottages William Wordsworth; 7. English tradition and idiom Adrian Bell; 7a. Words Edward Thomas; 8. Aspects; 8a. The peasant life, tradition, 'good old days'? George Sturt; 8b. Attitudes, speech Cecil Torr; 8c. Folk tales George Bourne; 9. Living evidence Cecil Sharp; 10. The impact of enclosures; 10a. Sixteenth century Thomas More; 10b. Eighteenth century John Byng; 10c. Nineteenth century Walter Rose, George Bourne; Part II. Masters and Men: The Farming Life: 11. Introduction; 12. The farm labourer William Cobbett; 13. Childhood; 13a. In Scotland, 1820 Alexander Somerville; 13b. In the Fens, 1850-1860 Mrs Burrows; 13c. In Warwickshire, 1835-1840 Joseph Arch; 14. The farm as it was; 14a. The carter and the stable, bullock-teams, waggons and carts, sowing, harvesting in the old style, gleaning, stacking and rick-making Thomas Hennell; 15. The great barn and the sheep-shearers Thomas Hardy; 16. Summer Richard Jefferies; 17. Harvesting Richard Jefferies; 18. Unemployed Richard Jefferies; 19. Work and play M.K. Ashby; 20. Cottagers and their homes Flora Thompson; 21. Men afield Flora Thompson; 22. The vale of the Wylye W.H. Hudson; 23. The unconscious art H.J. Massingham; 24. The labourer Adrian Bell; Part III. Living at Work: Crafts and Skills: 25. Introduction; 26. The wheelwrights' way of life; 26a. Buying, kindly feeling, waggons, 'jobbing', prices George Sturt; 27. Response to need: the carpenter's work: 27a. The shop, work on the farm Walter Rose; 28. A shepherd on the downs W.H. Hudson; 29. Three characters W.H. Hudson; 30. John Brown Richard Jefferies; Part IV. The Future: 31. Leisure George Bourne; 32. A form of insanity George Sturt; 33. The need for guidance George Sturt; 34. Civilisation astray George Sturt; Conclusion; Notes; Sources; Related reading; Index.
Responsibility: chosen and edited by Denys Thompson.
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