Or, The Transformation ; and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist

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In one of the earliest American novels, Clara Wieland, the daughter of a religious fanatic who died from spontaneous combustion, narrates the horrifying descent into madness of her brother Theodore and others in their family, which starts with Theodore hearing voices. This edition also includes the fragment Memoirs of Carwin, about a young man who teaches himself the arts of mimicry and ventriloquism.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998
Edition: Oxford world classics pbk
ISBN: 9780192836809
Branch Call Number: Fiction Brown
Characteristics: xxxv, 294 p.; 19 cm
Alternative Title: Transformation


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PimaLib_MattL Oct 07, 2014

1798. One of the earliest American novels. It's based on a true story of murders which took place in New York. Hearing voices and acting under divine orders, the main character Theodore becomes murderous.

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