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The Wheelwright's Shop

The Wheelwright's Shop

Author: George Sturt
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George Sturt's frank and moving account of his trade as a wheelwright in the late nineteenth century offers a unique glimpse into the working lives of craftsmen in a world since banished by technology. The wheelwright's shop where he entered business had been operating for two centuries; this chronicle, first published in 1923, is a poignant record of that tradition, written as it was passing into history. E. P. Thompson's new foreword acclaims the significance of Sturt's engaging narrative as a vital document in the history of labour at the turn of the century. ' a classic Mr Sturt's masterpiece. A delightfully urbane and informing book, full of valuable material for the social historian and a sheer pleasure to read.' New Statesman 'It shows in the author a combination of the gifts of a handicraftsman, the actual maker of things, with the powers of a writer, in a way not common in English literature.' The Times Literary Supplement"
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General Fields

  • : 9780521091954
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : 0.29
  • : January 1963
  • : 1.5 Centimeters X 13.7 Centimeters X 21.3 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : George Sturt
  • : 264
  • : 688.6
  • : English
  • : Paperback