Caleb Williams

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1977 - Fiction - 351 pages
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Deals with the misdeeds of Tyrrel, a tyrannical country squire, who comes into conflict with Falkland, a neighbouring squire of a seemingly more benevolent disposition.

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User Review  - Terri - Goodreads

How does one change society if everyone is invested in the status quo? This novel questions the mechanism that place one person above another and the corruption that is in place to maintain the status quo Read full review

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I picked this book from a list of 100 best horror of all time, and so it was quite different than I expected from a "horror" book. Unfortunately, I see how something like this can happen even today. Powerful people like to maintain their power. Read full review


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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.

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