The great anger: Ultra-revolutionary writing in France from the atheist priest to the Bonnot Gang

In this unique volume, Mitchell Abidor presents the key writings of a series of revolutionaries from the late 17th-early 18th century priest Jean Meslier and the Enlightenment radical Baron d’Holbach...

Ravachol - Octave Mirbeau

Octave Mirbeau on the conviction of French revolutionary terrorist, Ravachol. Translated and introduced by Robert Helms.

Ravachol’s forbidden defence speech

On trial for murder after a series of bombings, the revolutionary terrorist Ravachol attempted to give the following speech, not to deny his guilt, but to accept and explain it. According to contemporary accounts, he was cut off after a few words, and the speech was never delivered. He was guillotined shortly afterwards.