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Caleb Williams
by William Godwin and Maurice Hindle




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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 Falkland's past and finally unearths the horrible truth, the results of his curiosity prove calamitous when--even though Caleb has loyally sworn never to disclose what he has discovered--the Squire enacts a cruel revenge. A tale of gripping suspense and psychological power, William Godwin's 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 Williams makes a radical call to end the tyrannical misuses of power.
  • Revised introduction examines Godwin's background of religious dissent, the literary and political climate of his times, and his belief in philosophical anarchism

  • Includes a chronology, updated further reading, appendices, and notes

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Overview

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 Falkland's past and finally unearths the horrible truth, the results of his curiosity prove calamitous when--even though Caleb has loyally sworn never to disclose what he has discovered--the Squire enacts a cruel revenge. A tale of gripping suspense and psychological power, William Godwin's 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 Williams makes a radical call to end the tyrannical misuses of power.
  • Revised introduction examines Godwin's background of religious dissent, the literary and political climate of his times, and his belief in philosophical anarchism

  • Includes a chronology, updated further reading, appendices, and notes



This item is Non-Returnable.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780141441238
  • ISBN-10: 0141441232
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Publish Date: August 2005
  • Page Count: 384
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.74 x 5.12 x 0.81 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.69 pounds

Series: Penguin Classics

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