The Life of John Howard: With Comments on His Character and Philanthropic Labours (Classic Reprint)

The Life of John Howard: With Comments on His Character and Philanthropic Labours (Classic Reprint)

by J. Field
     
 

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In his schoolboy days the writer purchased Howard's "First Book on Prisons." Attracted at first by its curious pictures, he soon became interested in the explanations. For a time the book was read as entertaining. It afforded all the excitement of a novel or a tragedy.

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Excerpt from The Life of John Howard: With Comments on His Character and Philanthropic Labours

In his schoolboy days the writer purchased Howard's "First Book on Prisons." Attracted at first by its curious pictures, he soon became interested in the explanations. For a time the book was read as entertaining. It afforded all the excitement of a novel or a tragedy. It was a favourite volume; and, erelong, a i eeling of admiration towards its author was enkindled.

Fourteen years ago the writer was called to officiate occasionally in a County Gaol, and during the last ten years it has been his constant duty. Throughout this time his early purchase has been better appreciated. He has become personally acquainted with much that is described, and experience has taught him the truth and wisdom of Howard's words. It became a book for the study. He discovered that another volume had issued from the same pen, - he searched diligently for that also, and commissioned booksellers, if possible, to procure it. But for years his efforts were vain; at length, to his astonishment and delight, he found it. He had bought it as another book, - for it had been bound up in covers bearing a different title.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331810216
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/19/2015
Pages:
518
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.04(d)

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