Reflections on the Guillotine

Author(s): Albert Camus

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'When silence or tricks of language contribute to maintaining an abuse that must be reformed or a suffering that can be relieved, then there is no other solution but to speak out'

Written when execution by guillotine was still legal in France, Albert Camus' devastating attack on the 'obscene exhibition' of capital punishment remains one of the most powerful, persuasive arguments ever made against the death penalty.


One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

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  • : 9780241475225
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : September 2020
  • : books

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  • : Albert Camus
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 96