Autograph letter signed, about Nihilism and Socialism, Harrow-on-the-Hill, May 19th 1886.: ... Autograph letter signed, about Nihilism and Socialism, Harrow-on-the-Hill, May 19th 1886.: ...

Autograph letter signed, about Nihilism and Socialism, Harrow-on-the-Hill, May 19th 1886.

KROPOTKIN, Peter Alekseevich

Usado Condición Very Good No Binding
Librería: Rudi Thoemmes Rare Books (Bristol, Reino Unido) Cantidad: 1

Disponible en otras librerías

Ver todos  los ejemplares de este libro

An interesting three-page letter by Prince Kropotkin (1842-1921), whom Oscar Wilde famously described as having 'the soul of a beautiful white Christ'. In 1881, soon after the assassination of the Tsar Alexander II, Kropotkin was expelled from Switzerland by the Swiss government, and after a short stay in alpine France went to London, where he remained for nearly a year, returning to France towards the end of 1882. Thereupon he was arrested by the French police, and sentenced by a magistrate (under a special law passed on the fall of the Paris Commune) to five years' imprisonment on the ground that he had belonged to the International Workingmen's Association. In 1886, as a result of lobbying on his behalf in the French parliament, he was released early and went back to England, where he became friends with William Morris, G.B. Shaw, Edward Carpenter and other prominent socialists. In this letter to an unidentified correspondent, written from 17, Boxborough Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill (North London), Kropotkin writes: '. it would be most difficult, if not impossible, adequately to deal with the history of Socialism in one lecture . as to Nihilism, so many things are usually thrown under this name in West Europe that the lecture would become a discussion about what ignorant newspaper people are guessing Nihilism to be - a most disappointing review for those who would expect to have a theory of wholesale destruction without aim or purpose to be dealt with'. In the end, Kropotkin concludes that 'a plain explanation of the tendencies of the anti-authoritative school of Socialism' would be the most interesting kind of lecture 'both for the higher educated and general public'. The wording of the letter doesn't make it entirely clear, however, whether the lecture in question is one that Kropotkin himself will be giving, or whether he's giving advice to another speaker. Approximately 220 words in legible ink on three sides of folded notepaper (each side 180mm x 114mm), signed 'Yours very truly, P. Kropotkin'. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-13442805086

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: Autograph letter signed, about Nihilism and ...

Encuadernación: No Binding

Condición del libro: Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Opciones de pago

Opciones de pago aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Librería Rudi Thoemmes Rare Books
Dirección: Bristol, Reino Unido

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 18 de julio de 2014
Valoración librería Valoración 5 estrellas

Condiciones de venta:

All items are subject to prior sale and are sent on an approval basis.

Condiciones de envío:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. All books are sent by trackable courier and are fully insured by us until they reach you.

Descripción de la librería: We specialise in philosophy and related fields, with a particular emphasis on German texts. At any one time we have works by most of the major (and many of the minor) European philosophers from the start of the early modern period to the middle of the twentieth century. A selection from our stock can be found below. Please also visit our website at

Comprar usado
Precio: EUR 1.138,32 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 17,44 De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito