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The Crowd Study of Popular Mind - Gustave le Bon

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The CRIMINOLOGY SERIES.

1. The Female Offender.  By Professor LOMBROSO.
   Edited, with Introduction, by W. DOUGLAS MORRISON.
2. Criminal Sociology.  By Professor ENRICO FERRI.
3. Juvenile Offender.  By W. DOUGLAS MORRISON.
    ---- LONDON: T. FISHER UNWIN.


THE CROWD
A STUDY OF THE POPULAR MIND

BY GUSTAVE LE BON {b. May 7, 1841--d. Dec 13, 1931}



The following work is devoted to an account of the
characteristics of crowds.

The whole of the common characteristics with which heredity
endows the individuals of a race constitute the genius of the
race.  When, however, a certain number of these individuals are
gathered together in a crowd for purposes of action, observation
proves that, from the mere fact of their being assembled, there
result certain new psychological characteristics, which are added
to the racial characteristics and differ from them at times to a
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