"[T]he thing in which my imagination revelled the most freely, was the analysis of the private and internal operations of the mind, employing my metaphysical dissecting knife in tracing and laying bare the involutions of motive, and recording the gradually accumulating impulses."
— Godwin, William (1756-1836)
William Godwin, Things as They Are; or The Adventures of Caleb Williams, 3 vols. (London: B. Crosby, Stationers-Court, Ludgate Street, 1794). <Link to ESTC>
Reading Caleb Williams, ed. Gary Handwerk and A. A. Markley. (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2000).