Reflections on the Guillotine

Reflections on the Guillotine - Penguin Great Ideas

Paperback (24 Sep 2020) | English

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Synopsis

'When silence or tricks of language contribute to maintaining an abuse that must be reformed or a suffering that can be relieved, then there is no other solution but to speak out'

Written when execution by guillotine was still legal in France, Albert Camus' devastating attack on the 'obscene exhibition' of capital punishment remains one of the most powerful, persuasive arguments ever made against the death penalty.

One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241475225
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 364.66
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 1034
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 64g
Height: 180mm
Width: 110mm
Spine width: 9mm