Caleb Williams

ISBN-10: 0141441232
ISBN-13: 9780141441238
Edition: 2005
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Description: When honest young Caleb Williams comes to work as a secretary for Squire Falkland, he soon begins to suspect that his new master is hiding a secret. As he digs deeper into Falklands past and finally unearths the horrible truth, the results of his  More...

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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

When honest young Caleb Williams comes to work as a secretary for Squire Falkland, he soon begins to suspect that his new master is hiding a secret. As he digs deeper into Falklands past and finally unearths the horrible truth, the results of his curiosity prove calamitous wheneven though Caleb has loyally sworn never to disclose what he has discoveredthe Squire enacts a cruel revenge. A tale of gripping suspense and psychological power, William Godwins novel creates a searing depiction of the intolerable persecution meted out to a good man in pursuit of justice and equality. Written to expose the political oppression and corrupt hierarchies its author saw in the world around him, Caleb Williamsmakes a radical call to end the tyrannical misuses of power.

Writer William Godwin was born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire on March 3, 1756. He attended Hoxton Presbyterian College and became a minister. He left the ministry in 1787 in order to become a full-time writer. His best-known works are Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (1793) and The Adventures of Caleb Williams (1794). In 1797, he married feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft and they had a child who later became known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley the author of Frankenstein. He primarily wrote novels during his later years, including Mandeville (1817), Cloudesley (1830) and Deloraine (1833). He died on April 7, 1836.

Introduction
Notes to the Introduction
Acknowledgements
Suggested Further Reading
William Godwin: A Chronology
Note on the Text
Caleb Williams
Preface

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