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|Title||Manuscript Found: The Complete Original "Spaulding Manuscript"|
|Year of Publication||1996|
|Series Editor||Jackson, Kent P.|
|Number of Pages||125|
|Publisher||Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University|
|Keywords||19th Century Literature; 19th Century Native American Origin Theories; Authorship; Early Church History; Solomon Spaulding; Text|
This was the first-ever facsimile edition of Manuscript Found, which preserves the original unedited words, spelling, and punctuation of Spaulding’s handwritten text published. While Manuscript Found will undoubtedly never become a literary classic, modern readers will enjoy the charm, spontaneity, and subtle humor of its author. Spaulding’s novel provides an engaging view into one man’s fanciful reconstruction of Native American life. But it will not take long for readers to see that it bears no resemblance to the Book of Mormon. Nevertheless, this unique edition will be a useful reference for students of Latter-day Saint history and nineteenth-century American culture.
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