Wrestling with Demons; or, Pandemonium is Now [a Fictional Essay]

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WRESTLING WITH DEMONS; OR,

PANDEMONIUM IS NOW

A disclaimer. Why should I write one? You ask. My readers, my hypocrites. Here now on the ensuing pages please find a fictional essay; that is, an piece in the form of an essay set in a fictional context? Do I not know?  Of a fictional essayer, the Expositor, who will remain unnamed, and unattached to me, the author, just as we are supposed to separate Henry Fielding from his Foundling, Tom Jones. I, the author, convey to you, the reader, the essay of a fictional expositor. That is all. Please understand it as such.

THE FLOWERS OF EVIL

PART ONE

HOW THE JACOBINS WILL RETURN

To understand the grossness of the oppression on the people of France by the Aristocracy, to get just how deep the resentment was felt, to know how profound the contempt for the Aristocrat had become and persisted…

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