The Conquest of Fear

Author: Basil King
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,477 / 144 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.7
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 3,398
Added to site: 2005.12.22
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Genre: Philosophy
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With an introduction by Henry C. Link.

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to others ideas worked out purely for myself had I not been so invited. I do not affirm that I have conquered fear, but only that in self-defence I have been obliged to do something in that direction. I take it for granted that what goes in that direction will go all the way if pursued with perseverance and good will. Having thus made some simple experiments--chiefly mental--with what to me are effective results, I can hardly refuse to tell what they have been when others are so good as to ask me.

And in making this attempt I must write from my own experience. No other method would be worth while. The mere exposition of a thesis would have little or no value. It is a case in which nothing can be helpful to others which has not been demonstrated for oneself, even though the demonstration be but partial.

In writing from my own experience I must ask the reader's pardon if I seem egoistic or autobiographical. Without taking oneself too smugly or too seriously one finds it the only way of reproducing the thi

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