First published in 1960, this book details the life of Ludovic Zamenhof, the creator of Esperanto. Boulton’s work portrays Zamenhof as a figurehead for peace, his life and work remaining morally, intellectually, and psychologically interesting over time. The book uncovers Zamenhof’s early years, where he, at the age of fifteen, conceived the idea of creating a new language, spurred by the notion of bringing humanity together and achieving peace through the invention of a single language for mankind. This book will be of interest to both historians and linguists alike, as Boulton’s book gives a revealing view of Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a time when Esperanto spread worldwide.
1. Reason and Love
2. A Schoolboy Creates a Language
3. Father and Son
4. Doctor Zamenhof
6. Son and Father
8. The Continuing Struggle
9. Division in France
12. A Religion for Humanity
14. Zamenhof in England
15. A Man and His Betrayers
17. Barcelona and Washington
18. Antwerp and Krakow
20. Father Among His Children
23. Black Swastika and Green Star
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