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date: 21 April 2024

Cobbett, William (1763–1835), 

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The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens
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Kathryn ChittickKathryn Chittick

the ‘Poor Man's Friend’ and best-selling journalist of the Regency period. Dickens told James T. fields that Cobbett was one of his favourite authors, and Dickens himself has been compared to Cobbett as a master of a particularly ‘plain, downright’ English style (... ...

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