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Hartmann the Anarchist

(1893)
(Doom of the Great City)
A novel by

 
If you thought Ursula Le Guin was the best of anarchist science fiction wait till you read "Hartmann the Anarchist: Or The Doom of the great city". Rudolph Hartmann is one hell of a guy. It was just his misfortune to be born ahead of his time. If in the summer of 2009 his airship The Attilla had appeared over London and blasted parliament to smithereens before moving off to annihilate the bankers in the city he would have been a national hero. Even more so if he'd have taken a few of the Met G20 police officers out en route. The country would have been at his feet. His analysis of the reasons to bomb the City of London show his prescient awareness of the evils of globalisation years before anyone else: 'His aim was to pierce the ventricles of the heart of civilisation, that blood that pumps the blood of capital everywhere, through the arteries of Russia, of Australia, Of India, through the capillaries of the fur companies of North America, mining enterprises in Ecuador and the trading steamers of African rivers'. Echoing the old masthead of Green Anarchist, Hartmann wants nothing less than the 'destruction of civilisation' - achieved by pouring leaden death from the skies. No reformist he. But Hartmann has secret helpers on the ground - Nechaev style conspirators numbering 12,000 in London alone. They have already blown up the Home secretary's house (Angry Brigade) and burned down half of rich Kensington. There are of course - ahem - a few minor quibbles about Hartmann's class analysis - referring to the working class as 'the swinish multitude' he's not particular if they perish also as they 'have long colluded with the system'. But this is to quibble in the face of genius - and anyway Hartmann is justifiably miffed with them for failing to rise up during his earlier assassination attempt on the Crown Prince on Westminster Bridge. As with Emile Henri and Ravachol - there are no innocents for Rudolph Hartmann. Anyway I take it that Hartman's contempt for 'the swinis

 
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Hartmann, The Anarchist: Or The Doom Of The Great City (1893)
Author(s): Edward Douglas Fawcett
ISBN: 1-165-50506-1 / 978-1-165-50506-7 (USA edition)
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March 2009 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Hartmann, the Anarchist: Or the Doom of the Great City (1893)
Author(s): Edward Douglas Fawcett
ISBN: 1-104-20623-4 / 978-1-104-20623-9 (USA edition)
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thumbTitle: Hartmann, the anarchist;: Or, The doom of the great city (Science fiction)
Author(s): Edward Douglas Fawcett
ISBN: 0-405-06290-7 / 978-0-405-06290-2 (USA edition)
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January 2012 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Hartmann the Anarchist; Or, the Doom of the Great City
Author(s): Edward Douglas Fawcett
ISBN: 0-217-21869-5 / 978-0-217-21869-6 (Canada edition)
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Hartmann, The Anarchist: Or The Doom Of The Great City (1893)
Author(s): Edward Douglas Fawcett
ISBN: 1-165-48084-0 / 978-1-165-48084-5 (USA edition)
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February 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Hartmann the Anarchist: Or, the Doom of the Great City
Author(s): Edward Douglas Fawcett
ISBN: 1-144-34234-1 / 978-1-144-34234-8 (USA edition)
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Hartmann the Anarchist: The Doom of the Great City
Author(s): E Douglas Fawcett
ISBN: 1-906477-28-0 / 978-1-906477-28-8 (UK edition)
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March 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Hartmann, the Anarchist: Or the Doom of the Great City (1893)
Author(s): Edward Douglas Fawcett
ISBN: 1-104-17452-9 / 978-1-104-17452-1 (USA edition)
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