we regret that this course is cancelled  due to unforeseen circumstances-   we hope to offer it in the future

This course aims to build up a commentary on the social changes that were taking place in the UK between – roughly – 1790 and 1890. To do this, we shall use a variety of written sources, some political works, and some novels, which we may then compare. These will include political writers, such as Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, Robert Owen & William Cobbett. The novelists will include Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot & Charles Dickens. There will also be some who wrote in both forms – including Mary Wollstonecraft & William Morris We shall also look at William Hazlitt – from whom I took the title!  Plenty to discuss is guaranteed!