William Winwood Reade


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William Winwood Reade (1838 - 1875) was a British historian, explorer, and philosopher. His two best-known books, The Martyrdom of Man (1872) and The Outcast (1875), were included in the Thinker's Library.

Early life

Born in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1838, William Winwood Reade was a "scion of a wealthy landed family". Having failed out of Oxford University and, ... more »

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  • ''If we look into ourselves we discover propensities which declare that our intellects have arisen from a lower form; could our minds be made visible we should find them tailed.''
    W. Winwood Reade (1838-1875), British traveler, author. "Materials of Human History," ch. 3, The Martyrdom of Man (1872).
  • ''The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.''
    W. Winwood Reade (1838-1875), British traveler, author. "Materials of Human History," ch. 3, The Martyrdom of Man (1872).
  • ''Artistic genius is an expansion of monkey imitativeness.''
    W. Winwood Reade (1838-1875), British traveler, author. The Martyrdom of Man, ch. 3 (1872).
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