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

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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.

The Laughter of Triumph: William Hone and the Fight for the Free Press 2006, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571224715

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The Laughter of Triumph: William Hone and the Fight for the Free Press 2005, Faber & Faber, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780571224708

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