Thomas De Quincey’s The Avenger narrates a series of events that took place in Germany from the perspective of a university professor. In this chronicle the theme is that of revenge. The officer of the Russian guard, Whyndham, is a jew, his family died in prison (for torture or starvation) because of a conspiracy. Whyndham wants revenge against the corrupt judges of a German country, he is a man of good family, he is very rich and his wife is the niece of a judge. The Avenger knows he can lose everything by engaging in all his actions, but nothing can stop him and his full application of the law of retaliation. Assisted by other Jewish friends he will exterminate the enemy and their families with ferocity terrorizing the whole country.
Keywords: The Avenger, Thomas De Quincey, Faligi