10,000 Not Out : The History of The Spectator 1828 - 2020

10,000 Not Out : The History of The Spectator 1828 - 2020

Description

There is no journal with a livelier and richer history than The Spectator. As well as being the world's oldest current affairs magazine, none has been closer to spheres of power and influence in Britain. Since its first appearance in 1828, during the dying days of the Georgian era, The Spectator has been ready to spar - with the Tories and their Prime Minister, the Duke of Wellington, with a corrupt political system, and with the lacklustre literary world of the day. Over the subsequent 54 Prime Ministers, The Spectator has not just watched the world go by but has waded into the fray: it has campaigned on consistently liberal lines, fighting for voters' rights, free trade, the free press and the decriminalisation of homosexuality, while offering open-minded criticism of every modern taboo and orthodoxy.

10,000 Not Out marks the magazine's 10,000th issue by recounting the turbulent and tortuous tale of its history, of 192 years chock-full of crises and campaigns, of literary flair and barbed wit. Eight chapters chart the evolution of the title - from radical weekly newspaper, to moralising Victorian guardian, to wartime watchdog, to satirical magazine, to High-Tory counsellor, to the irreverent but influential Spectator of the twenty-first century. The book weaves together copious quotations from the magazine's unparalleled archive, the contemporary press, private letters and staff anecdote.

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 1472974123
ISBN 13: 9781472974129

14 Dec 2021
Tim Stanley

ISBN 10: 0241480388
ISBN 13: 9780241480380

15 May 2021
Robert Tombs

ISBN 10: 0349143412
ISBN 13: 9780349143415

28 May 2019
Marcus Berkmann

ISBN 10: 0241413338
ISBN 13: 9780241413333

07 Oct 2021
Andrew Roberts

ISBN 10: 1849416311
ISBN 13: 9781849416313

31 Jan 2013
Jacqueline Harvey

ISBN 10: 0674988388
ISBN 13: 9780674988385

29 May 2020
Patrice Gueniffey

ISBN 10: 1641292369
ISBN 13: 9781641292368

09 Feb 2021
Mick Herron

ISBN 10: 1529364507
ISBN 13: 9781529364507

10 Jun 2021
Sohrab Ahmari

ISBN 10: 183895211X
ISBN 13: 9781838952112

06 Aug 2020
Norman Ohler

ISBN 10: 1785904779
ISBN 13: 9781785904776

09 Jun 2020
Tony Insall

ISBN 10: 1787331865
ISBN 13: 9781787331860

05 Mar 2020
James Scudamore

ISBN 10: 1509805605
ISBN 13: 9781509805600

10 Oct 2016
Rudyard Kipling