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Review: Caleb Williams

User Review  - James Rhodes - Goodreads

ôStrange that men, from age to age, should consent to hold their lives at the breath of another, merely that each in his turn may have a power of acting the tyrant according to the law! Oh, God! give ... Read full review

Review: Caleb Williams

User Review  - Richard Ward - Goodreads

The novel is interesting and entertaining. Some say it is the first detective novel. I would not call it one at all, though it does include criminals, victims, courts, and jails. Reminded me of Les ... Read full review

Review: Caleb Williams

User Review  - Jason Mills - Goodreads

A brief summary, which actually gives away less than Godwin's own preface: Caleb Williams is a young man from a poor background, self-educated and with a lively mind. Squire Falkland employs him as ... Read full review

Review: Caleb Williams

User Review  - Brittany - Goodreads

Godwin is the father of the Gothic Novel and a truly inspiring political voice. While the end fails to fulfill, the cycle of tragedy that Caleb perpetuates is continued and the racing excitement of ... Read full review

Review: Caleb Williams

User Review  - Marcus - Goodreads

Caleb Williams is part philosophical novel, part thriller and part vocabulary lesson. Usually the book is cited as being anarchic, but it isn't directly so. It doesn't suggest an alternative to the ... Read full review

Review: Caleb Williams

User Review  - Tracy - Goodreads

Wow! This was a wonderful book - such a surprise to find it! It is a polemic, but that was fun. I hadn't read such a novel since I was an undergraduate. It has sterling political lines on every page, and I completely enjoyed it. Let the novel surprise you! Read full review

Review: Caleb Williams

User Review  - Banning Leonard - Goodreads

First published in 1794, Caleb Williams is a surprisingly relevant novel about social injustice, the corruption of power, and the justice of dissent. When Caleb discovers his master's terrible secret ... Read full review


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