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The Dynamiter - Robert, Louis Stevenson

Paperback Published: 1st November 2005
ISBN: 9781598186970
Number Of Pages: 184

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In the volume now in your hands, the authors have touched upon that ugly devil of crime, with which it is your glory to have contended. It were a waste of ink to do so in a serious spirit. Let us dedicate our horror to acts of a more mingled strain, where crime preserves some features of nobility, and where reason and humanity can still relish the temptation. Horror, in this case, is due to Mr. Parnell: he sits before posterity silent, Mr. Forster's appeal echoing down the ages. Horror is due to ourselves, in that we have so long coquetted with political crime; not seriously weighing, not acutely following it from cause to consequence; but with a generous, unfounded heat of sentiment, like the schoolboy with the penny tale, applauding what was specious. When it touched ourselves (truly in a vile shape), we proved false to the imaginations; discovered, in a clap, that crime was no less cruel and no less ugly under sounding names; and recoiled from our false deities. . . .

ISBN: 9781598186970
ISBN-10: 1598186973
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st November 2005
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.07
Weight (kg): 0.28

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