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23 Jan 2020 16:30 GMT

Stead, W. T.

The History of the Mystery

or The Story of the Jameson Raid

Published: Review of Reviews Office, London, (1897)

Edition: First Thus

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W.T. Stead (1849 1912), pioneering investigative journalist and crusading newspaper editor was sympathetic to the cause of the South African Republics and & took the initiative in establishing the Stop the War Committee in London. In contrast, in this novel, he is strongly pro-Cecil Rhodes describing his as the Abraham Lincoln of South Africa. He died in the Titanic disaster on 15th April 1912. He was considered to be one of the most famous Englishmen on board. THE HISTORY OF THE MYSTERY is an abridgement of a longer novel with the same title published in 1896. It preceded the Select Committee of Parliament which was appointed to investigate the events surrounding the raid. In his preface Stead writes that in his novel the reader will find all the clues which he will need to understand why things happened as they did.

Review of Reviews Office, London. No date (1897). 76 pp with 4 pp of commercial advertisements. Front cover of pamphlet missing, the contents on newsprint are browned but clean. 

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Fair
  • Sold By: Africana Books
  • Contact Person: Stefan Blank
  • Country: South Africa
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