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The Gadfly

Ethel Voynich


The Gadfly, by Ethel Voynich - click to see full size image

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The Gadfly centres on the life of the protagonist, Arthur Burton, a member of the Youth movement, and his antagonist Padre Montanelli. Arthur becomes a journalist, expounding radical ideas in brilliant satirical tracts published under the pseudonym 'the gadfly'. The local authorities are soon dedicated to capturing him. A thread of a tragic relationship also develops between Arthur and his love, Gemma. With the central theme of the book being the nature of a true revolutionary, The Gadfly was exceptionally popular in the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China and Iran, exerting a large cultural influence.

This book has 317 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1897.

Production notes: This e-book of The Gadfly was published by Global Grey in 2019.

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