The Dynamiter

The Dynamiter


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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. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595405128
Publisher: 1st World Library
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers.

Frances (Fanny) Matilda Van de Grift Osbourne Stevenson (1840 - 1914) was the wife of Robert Louis Stevenson and mother of Isobel and Lloyd Osbourne. While in Paris, she met and befriended Robert Louis Stevenson. Convinced of his talent, she encouraged and inspired him. He became deeply attached to her, but Fanny returned abruptly to California. Stevenson announced his intention of following her, but his parents refused to pay for it, so he saved for three years to pay his own way. In 1879, despite protests of family and friends, Stevenson went to Monterey, California, where Fanny was recovering from an emotional breakdown related to indecision about whether to leave her philandering husband. Stevenson wrote many of his most 'muscular' essays in Monterey while awaiting Fanny's decision. The lady ultimately chose Stevenson, and in May 1880, they were married in San Francisco. A few days later, the couple left for a honeymoon in the Napa Valley, where Stevenson produced his work Silverado Squatters. He later wrote The Amateur Emigrant in two parts about his passage to America: From the Clyde to Sandy Hook and Across the Plains. His middle-class friends were shocked by his travel with the lower classes; it was not published in full in his lifetime, and his father bought up most copies.

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa


Edinburgh University, 1875

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*in tune of dynamite by taio cruize* /we came to test test test test. Answer the questions do our best best best best. We came to school to work so hard hard hard hard. And now we're ready to do this this this this. Yeah, yeah. Its ela and some math. So get ready, dont be mad yeah. The test has started get your pencils set. Saying eeeeh oh. Time to write oh. Its getting hard so now ill work my best. Saying eeeeh oh. Answer this, yo. And now im nearly done, with multiple choice. And now I should get, ready to write. Because its getting hard, but I'll try my best. Answeing question, after question. Now ela is done. Only math remains.\ *not done with it... but rate plz*