Here I Stand: An Anthology of Opinions and Moral Dilemmas - Edited by Frank ToppingHodder & Stoughton, 1997, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges. Pages very gently age-tanned.
Review copy — Hodder press release laid in. From the cover: “« HERE I STAND — I CAN DO NO OTHER ».
Martin Luther’s defiant declaration of conscience sums up the human passion with which we hold opinions, beliefs, convictions and, sometimes, prejudice. There is something fascinating about hearing strongly argued views and engaging in debate, and there is excitement in challenging opinions and differing from the status quo.
In this delightful collection of opinions, convictions and moral dilemmas, Frank Topping takes us from Oliver Cromwell to Martin Luther King, from Socrates to Shakespeare, from Charles Dickens to Ghandi. Some are arrived at through reason and logic, some are fired by passion and belief, others are tongue in cheek, inspired by mischief and the drive to entertain.
This is not an exhaustive collection; it is as self-indulgent as some of the opinions within. But the combination of wit and wisdom, passion and prejudice is irresistible.”