Carwin the Biloquist (1798, 1805) is a story fragment by American author Charles Brockden Brown. A prequel of sorts to the novel, Wieland, Carwin the Biloquist provides backstory for the character of Carwin, a man with the uncanny ability to perfectly mimic any voice.
Carwin the Biloquist is an unfinished story that traces the life of Carwin before meeting the Wieland family. Having discovered his power at a young age, Carwin first manipulates his family before striking out on his own, eventually meeting a wealthy man named Ludloe who encourages his intelligence and curiosity, but remains unaware of his biloquism. The two travel to Europe, where Carwin learns of Ludloe’s membership in an occult society before setting out to discover its secrets. Carwin the Biloquist by Charles Brockden Brown is a masterpiece of horror and Gothic fiction with emotional depth and psychological intensity.
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