The Laughter of Triumph : William Hone and the Fight for the Free Press, Paperback Book

The Laughter of Triumph : William Hone and the Fight for the Free Press Paperback

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Satirist William Hone is the forgotten hero of the British press.

In 1817 he was forced to defend himself against a censorious government, in what amounted to a show trial pitting a self-educated Fleet Street journalist against the Lord Chief Justice and a hand-picked jury.

Hone's crime was to ridicule the powers that be. Through Hone's life, Ben Wilson looks at the history of the struggle for free expression against repressive law.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780571224715

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