The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure

The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fanny van de Grift Stevenson epub pdf fb2

Title: The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson, Fanny van de Grift Stevenson
ISBN10: 0809566362
ISBN13: 978-0809566365
Publisher: Wildside Press (August 1, 2004)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Size PDF: 1671 kb
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Rating: 4.1/5
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Pages: 220 pages
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The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fanny van de Grift Stevenson


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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. . . .