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A Word to the Public Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R166
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A Word to the Public Volume 1 (Paperback): Us Government, Rienzi &C Author of Lucretia

A Word to the Public Volume 1 (Paperback)

Us Government, Rienzi &C Author of Lucretia

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ... a theme more adapted to Tragic purposes than the image of that solitary mind, silent and bowed down beneath the weight of its solitary crime. I was not singular in my belief that this subject was appropriate to the purposes to which I presumed to apply it. Mr. Godwin assured me that he had often meditated a fiction, of which Eugene Aram was to be the hero; and I am informed, by a high and indisputable authority, that Sir Walter Scott expressed his surprise that a crime so peculiarly adapted to tragedy or romance, had been so long untreated by either. punishment, to the doubtful approbation of the reader. In all this the assailers of " Paul Clitfor " see nothing to call for the charge of raising robbers into heroes, or bestowing interest upon criminals. And they are right. Let them be but consistent. If this miserable jargon is to be employed at all, let them use it impartially. I venture, then, to assume that the choice of my subject was sufliciently legitimate. And I addressed myself to its execution with an earnest study neither to palliate the offence, nor diminish the terror of the chastisement. Here, unlike the milder guilt of Paul Clifford, the author was not to imply reform to society, nor open in this world atonement and pardon to the criminal. As it would have been wholly in vain to disguise, by mean tarnperings with art and truth, the ordinary habits of life and attributes of character, which all record and remembrance ascribed to Eugene Aram, as it would have defeated every end of the moral inculcated by his guilt, to portray in the caricature of the murderer of melodrame, a man immersed in study, of whom it was noted that he turned aside from the worm in his path, 'r so I have allowed to him whatever...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: Us Government • Rienzi &C Author of Lucretia
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 526
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-39076-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-234-39076-0
Barcode: 9781234390761

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