The Wheelwright's Shop
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|Format: ||Paperback, 264 pages, Revised Edition|
|Other Information: ||32ill.|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 January 1963|
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.
Table of Contents
1. Origins; 2. Timber; 3. General work; 4. Wheels; 5. Tyring; 6. Smithing and sundries; 7. The old order changing; Notes; Glossary; Index.
' ... 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
Cambridge University Press|
21.34 x 13.72 x 1.52 centimetres (0.34 kg)|
15+ years |