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Manuscript Found: The Complete Original "Spaulding Manuscript"

TitleManuscript Found: The Complete Original "Spaulding Manuscript"
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsSpaulding, Solomon
Series EditorJackson, Kent P.
Number of Pages125
PublisherReligious Studies Center, Brigham Young University
CityProvo, UT
Keywords19th Century Literature; 19th Century Native American Origin Theories; Authorship; Early Church History; Manuscript Found; Spaulding, Solomon

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.

Manuscript Found: The Complete Original "Spaulding Manuscript"