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  • Published: 20 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141976952
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 976
  • RRP: $59.99
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The Making of the English Working Class




The revolutionary account of working-class culture and ideals, reissued as a Penguin Modern Classic to mark the 50th anniversary of its publication

This brilliant account of working-class society in its formative years, 1780 to 1832, revolutionized our understanding of English social history. E. P. Thompson shows how the working class took part in its own making and re-creates the whole-life experience of people who suffered loss of status and freedom, who underwent degradation, and who yet created a cultured and political consciousness of great vitality.

  • Published: 20 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141976952
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 976
  • RRP: $59.99
Categories:

Praise for The Making of the English Working Class

Thompson's work combines passion and intellect, the gifts of the poet, the narrator and the analyst

Eric Hobsbawm, Independent

A dazzling vindication of the lives and aspirations of the then - and now once again - neglected culture of working-class England

Martin Kettle, Observer

Superbly readable . . . a moving account of the culture of the self-taught in an age of social and intellectual deprivation

Asa Briggs, Financial Times

An event not merely in the writing of English history but in the politics of our century

Michael Foot, Times Literary Supplement

The greatest of our socialist historians

Terry Eagleton, New Statesman

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