The Gadfly was published in 1897, and its original publishers feared a hostile public reaction to its theme of revolution. Instead, it quickly became a classic of socialism, one of the very first politically aware novels. A story of love and conspiracy, it was based in part on the early life of Sidney Rosenblum, better known as "Reilly Ace of Spies" -- Voynich's boyfriend at the time.
Buy The Gadfly book by E L Voynich from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(232mm x 160mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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