THE LIFE

OF

ROBERT OWEN

BY

HIMSELF


Contents

Reading this old book, I felt it was a pity that it was so difficult to find, and I decided to start putting it on line as a tribute to Mr.Owen.
I don't subscribe to all his points of view but I think it was a very important protagonist of the industrial revolution struggles and nothing justifies the little attention given him by todays' scholars. He was very special because he didn't spend his life theorizing or trying to make people spend their money to prove theories: he spent his money and he risked everything to obtain what he thought was right for his fellows human beings.

I am adding text little by little and I will eventually translate it in Italian, whenever I have time. This HTML version is made after the original edition of 1857-1858, which is very difficult to find.


January 6th, 2005
Massimo Portolani


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