The Wheelwright's Shop (Canto original series)

  • Book title: The Wheelwright's Shop (Canto original series)
  • Author: -
  • ISBN10: 0521447720
  • ISBN13: 978-0521447720
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 26, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • Subcategory: Home Improvement & Design
  • Size ePub: 1248 kb
  • Size PDF: 1569 kb
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 369
  • Pages: 258 pages
The Wheelwright's Shop (Canto original series)

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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