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The Last Day of a Condemned Man - Victor Hugo, Geoff Woollen, Libby Purves
The Last Day of a Condemned Man
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Deeply shocking in its time, The Last Day of a Condemned Man is a profound and moving tale and a vital work of social commentary. A man vilified by society and condemned to death for his crime wakes every morning knowing that this day might be his last. With the hope for release his only comfort,... show more
Deeply shocking in its time, The Last Day of a Condemned Man is a profound and moving tale and a vital work of social commentary. A man vilified by society and condemned to death for his crime wakes every morning knowing that this day might be his last. With the hope for release his only comfort, he spends his hours recounting his life and the time before his imprisonment. But as the hours pass, he knows that he is powerless to change his fate. He must follow the path so many have trod before him—the path that leads to the guillotine.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781843910077 (1843910071)
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Pages no: 109
Edition language: English
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.0 Hugo's Last Day of a Condemned Man
This is a work somewhere between a long short story and a short novella. It concerns, as the title suggests, the last days of a condemned man. It focuses on the emotional life of the condemned man and is an indictment of capital punishment. Included with the work is a preface that is an angry ess...
WorldInColour
WorldInColour rated it
2.0 Le Dernier jour d'un condamné - Claude Gueux - L'Affaire Tapner
Likely to have had an impact at the time, and written with the mandatory flair and self-pity. Yet not as gripping today as it was before.
Kitab-ı Sevda
Kitab-ı Sevda rated it
Bir insanın nasıl geliştiğini, umut için kurtulma şansı için nasıl yalvarabileceğini okuduğunuz kısa bir roman. Bazen fikirler ve tavırlar gerçekle uyuşmuyor.Ya siz o ipte sallanacak olsaydınız? ölmeyi mi tercih ederdiniz, yoksa diğer çözüm -her ne kadar kötü olursa olsun- için göz hyaşı döker miydi...
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