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Fair Haven and Foul Strand

August Strindberg

Publisher: DigiCat

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Fair Haven and Foul Strand is a collection of novellas by August Strindberg. Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. Excerpt: "When he had come here, now seventeen years ago, he at once began to be at variance with the pilots, who, as the only authorities on the island, indulged themselves in many acts of arbitrariness towards the inhabitants. The quarantine doctor loved peace and quietness like other men, but he had early learnt that warfare is necessary; and that it is no use simply to be passive as regards one's rights, but that one must defend them every day and every hour of the day."
Available since: 06/13/2022.
Print length: 122 pages.

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