Henry Salt Archive

Henry Salt (1853-1939) was the author of the Life of Henry David Thoreau, Animals Rights and A Plea for Vegetarianism which inspired Gandhi for follow a vegetarian diet.

The Savour of Salt: A Henry Salt Anthology

by Henry S. Salt (Author), George Hendrick (Editor), Willene Hendrick (Editor), John Pontin (Preface)

The Savour of Salt: A Henry Salt Anthology by Henry S. Salt
Title:The Savour of Salt: A Henry Salt Anthology
Published:1989
Publisher:Centaur Press
Format:Hardback
Edition:First Edition
Pages:208
ISBN:0 900001 30 5
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Contents

PREFACE by John F. Pontin
INTRODUCTION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
1. HENRY SALT REFORMER
The Argument -- Salt and Vegetarianism -- Salt and Socialism -- Salt and the Humanitarian League -- Salt and Animals’ Rights -- Salt on Tortures -- Salt on Hunting and on Murderous Millinery
2. SALT AS NATURALIST AND CONSERVATIONIST
Naturalist -- Conservationist
3. SALT AS MAN OF LETTERS
On Shelley -- On Thoreau -- On Richard Jefferies -- On Edward Carpenter -- On De Quincey -- On James Thomson (‘B.V.’) -- On Tennyson -- On Translating Virgil -- Memories of Eton -- On Shaw
4. SALT AS CORRESPONDENT
M.K. Gandhi -- Richard Bentley - W.S. Kennedy -- Dr Samuel Arthur Jones -- Joseph Ishill -- Agnes Davies
5. SALT’S SUMMING UP: THE CREED OF KINSHIP
EPITAPH ON A HUMANITARIAN
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

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This selection offers insights into Henry Salt, the humanitarian reformer whose thinking was so far ahead of his generation, the biographer and critic whose essays and books were highly influential and the poet whose wit and perception could "turn a rhyme and overturn a fool". A child of privilege in Victorian England, Henry S. Salt relinquished his conventional life as an Eton master to live and work for causes such as animals' rights, vegetarianism, socialism, conservation and other humanitarian movements now better understood than they were during his lifetime. Salt was also a committed man of letters, writing on Shelley, Thoreau, and De Quincey amongst others. His friendships included Edward Carpenter, Mahatma Gandhi and George Bernard Shaw. This anthology celebrates the anniversary of a remarkable and compassionate man who may be said to have died at least 50 years before his time.

"Its arguments are forerunners to today's debate ... becoming a recognised academic discipline," New Scientist

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