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Change in the Village George Sturt

Change in the Village By George Sturt

Change in the Village by George Sturt


George Sturt (1863-1927) was a British wheelwright and writer who generally used the pen-name George Bourne. First published in 1912, this volume sensitively and perceptively describes and analyses the changes in the economy and society of Sturt's rural agricultural village at the end of the nineteenth century.

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Change in the Village by George Sturt

George Sturt (1863-1927) was a British wheelwright and writer who usually wrote under the pen-name George Bourne. A native of Surrey, he inherited his father's workshop in the rural village of Bourne, near Farnborough, in 1891 and began to record the daily lives and recollections of his rural family and acquaintances. This volume, first published in 1912, contains Sturt's description and analysis of social changes he saw taking place in the village where he lived. At the time of publication, Sturt's village was being transformed from a rural agricultural community into a 'residential centre' populated by wealthy outsiders from London. Sturt sensitively and perceptively describes these changes, and analyses their impact on the rural society, community and economy by comparing the contemporary situation to the 'old' rural society. This volume provides valuable insights into changes and social tensions in rural Late Victorian society and economy.

Table of Contents

Part I: 1. The village; Part II. The Present Time: 2. Self-reliance; 3. Man and wife; 4. Manifold troubles; 5. Drink; 6. Ways and means; 7. Good temper; Part III. The Altered Circumstances: 8. The peasant system; 9. The new thrift; 10. Competition; 11. Humiliation; 12. The humiliated; 13. Notice to quit; Part IV. The Resulting Needs: 14. The initial defect; 15. The opportunity; 16. The obstacles; 17. The women's need; 18. The want of book-learning; 19. Emotional starvation; 20. The children's need; Part V: 20. The forward movement.

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Change in the Village by George Sturt
Cambridge University Press
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