The Outcast

READE, Winwood

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New York: Peter Eckler, Publisher, n. d. 204 p. [21689]


Winwood Reade "was not 'an Atheist,' as the 'Dict. of Nat. Biog.' says, but a Spencerian Agnostic. He gave the name of God to the 'First Cause and Inscrutable Mystery,' rejected the idea of immortality, and was very drastically opposed to Christianity. His final beliefs are embodied in 'The Outcast,' a novel dealing with the hardships of a professed heretic, which he wrote in 1874" - Joseph McCabe, "A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Rationalism".

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