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Hartmann the Anarchist

Hartmann the Anarchist

Or, the Doom of the Great City

Edward Douglass Fawcett (Author); Ian Bone (Introduction), Stanley Donwood (Illustrator)

  • Publisher: Bone/Tangent Books
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 187
  • Released: Dec 1, 2010
  • ISBN-13: 9781906477288


Hartmann the Anarchist was originally published in 1892 when author Edward Douglas Fawcett was sixteen years old and has been out of print for more than 100 years. Thanks to Ian Bone (founder of Class War) and Tangent Books, it's back in print!

Rudolph Hartmann is one of the most fiendish villains in literary history, raining pitiless death and destruction from the skies on Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral and the City. Central to the plot is the division between socialists and anarchists, reformists and revolutionaries—are the working class active participants in their own liberation or do they seek salvation through charismatic leaders? Although Hartmann shows little faith in the "swinish multitude's" ability to liberate themselves, he produces a devastating and surprisingly contemporary critique of consumerism and globalization.

If you thought Ursula Le Guin was the best of anarchist science fiction wait till you read Hartmann the Anarchist!

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