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The Evangelist (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from The EvangelistL'evange'lz'ste and Sapko. We need not try to say a good word here for the latter story, but we must protest that such a verdict with regard to the powerful book we are now examining would be distinctly unjust. That l'evange'lisie is to a great extent pessimistic, that it is extremely sad, that it contains not a single thoroughly noble character, and hence lacks positive inspiration toward the higher side of life and conduct must be frankloble character, and hence lacks positive inspiration toward the higher side of life and conduct must be frankly admitted. It must be granted, on the other hand, that the moral indignation that prompted Daudet to write his book kept him from making it a mor bid or a decadent one. A governess of his own son had been made the victim of hypnotic influ ences used for religious purposes and he had known of other cases. With such data and with his natural hatred of all hypocrisy and other anti social vices it is no wonder that his fervid imagi nation should have worked out the sad story as we have it, and that he should not have'endeavored to correct the one-sided impression it was almost sure to produce. Profound moral indignation joined with great literary art may not suffice to make a book that will please every one, but the combination cannot fail to make a book that the capable reader will profit by.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more