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This precious work, which first appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, was published in book form in 1899. Having delighted readers as varied as Leo Tolstoy and Lewis Mumford, Memoirs continues to be a classic in this literary genre.
Peter Alexeivich Kropotkin (1842-1921) was born into the highest rank of the Russian aristocracy. This fascinating account of his dramatic conversion from prince to anarchist is more than an autobiography; it is an extraordinary portrait of the old Russia, both before and after the liberation of the serfs.
Kropotkin was a remarkable writer in the Russian tradition, and this work stands as a non-fictional counterpart of the novels in which Turgenev and other great Russian writers portray the development of social conscience among the youth in autocratic society.
Having renounced his title, Kropotkin pursued his work as a scientist and won international acclaim as a geographer as well as a radical. Memoirs is also a study of the early anarchist movement in Western Europe, in which Kropotkin played a part after his escape from a Russian prison ? thereby earning a second imprisonment, this time in France.
George Woodcock, one of Canada?s most distinguished men of letters has written biographies of such monumental figures as Gandhi, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.: "The worst was the silence, as of the grave, which reigned about me. In vain I knocked on the walls and struck the floor with my foot, listening for the faintest sound in reply. None was to be heard. One month passed, then two, three, fifteen months, but there was no reply to my knocks. We were only six, scattered among 36 casemates, all my arrested comrades being kept in the Litovskiy Zamok prison. When the noncommissioned officer entered my cell to take me out for a walk, and I asked him, 'What kind of weather have we, Does it rain,' he cast a furtive side glance at me and without saying a word promptly retired behind the door..."
"We certainly foresaw that if full freedom is left to the individual for the expression of his ideas and for action, we should have to face a certain amount of extravagant exaggerations of our principles. I had seen it in the Nihilist movement in Russia. But we trusted - and experience has proved that we were right - that social life itself... would be the most effective means for threshing out opinions."
Titel: Memoirs of a Revolutionist
Verlag: Black Rose Books
Buchbeschreibung The Folio Society, 1978. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1978. 337 pages. No dust jacket, Folio edition with slipcase. Black leather boards with gilt lettering and contains pictorial plates. Pages remain bright with very light thumb prints inside. Binding is firm with very light markings to the bright boards and staining to the spine. book. Artikel-Nr. 1493212152AL
Buchbeschreibung New York., Dover Publications, 1971. XXXIV, 557 S. Gr.8°, OKt. (Hug, S. 58). With a new introduction and notes by Nicolas Walter. Foto Bakunins im Frontispiz. Schutzfolie stellenweise abgelöst. Mit Widmung von Nicolas Walter an Arthur Lehning, datiert auf den 14. Oktober 1971. 800 gr. Artikel-Nr. BER66908
Buchbeschreibung Smith, Elder & Co., London, 1899. 1.. Oktav. Orig. red cloth. Back gilt stamped. Rough cutting. With two frontispieces: Portrait of Prince Peter Kropotkin in 1864. / Portrait of Princess Catherine Kropotkin (Mother of the author). - Only volume I.; Jahr: 1899; Format: Oktav; Anzahl der Seiten: XIV, 258; Auflage: 1.; Zustand: 3 (Binding knocked and slightly stained. Head torn 1 cm. Small inscription on preliminary pages. Otherwise good copy.) 640 gr. XIV, 258 pages. Binding knocked and slightly stained. Head torn 1 cm. Small inscription on preliminary pages. Otherwise good copy. Artikel-Nr. 30077