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(CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS.) MASON, E. Williamson.

Made free in Prison.

With an Introductory Note by Edward Carpenter.

George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., London , 1918 Stock Code: 73159
£125.00
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First edition. "Soon after the introduction of conscription early in 1916 Mason, a young pacifist socialist, had received the first of three successive court-martial sentences of imprisonment for refusing induction into the army. As an absolutist he refused on each occasion to accept alternative service of any kind. He served his first sentence of 112 days' hard labour in Durham Prison. In letters to a friend Mason gives his impressions of life in jail Mason writes sensibly, but occasionally his style becomes rather stilted Still, the letters written after his release describing his prison experiences often have a vividness which conveys what these meant to a sensitive individual" (Brock, These Strange Criminals, p30).

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Octavo. Original sage green cloth, lettered in black on the spine.

Condition

A little rubbed, slight lean, endpapers browned, toning throughout, a very good copy.

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