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Autobiography of a Super Tramp (1908)



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Autobiography of a Super Tramp (1908) by W.H. Davies
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Mr. Davies is no propagandist of the illusions of the middle-class tramp fancier. You never suspect him of having read Lavengro, or got his notions of nomads from Theodore Watts Dunton. He does not tell you that there is honor among tramps. On the contrary, he makes it clear that only by being too destitute to be worth robbing and murdering can a tramp insure himself against being robbed and murdered by his comrade on the road. The tramp is fastidious and accomplished, audacious and self- possessed; but he is free from divine exploitation and the endless discountenance of being passed by as useless by the life force that finds superselfish work for other men.
Release date NZ
April 7th, 2003
Country of Publication
United States
Kessinger Publishing Co
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