Vice in its Proper Shape


Or, The Wonderful and Melancholy Transformation of Several Naughty Masters and Misses Into Those Contemptible Animals Which They Most Resemble In Disposition,

Cautionary tales of the transmigration of the souls of naughty boys and girls, as elucidated by the mysterious Bramin, Mr Wiseman: "Having been gifted with the faculty of distinguishing those animals which are now animated by the souls of such human beings as formerly degraded themselves to a level with the unthinking brutes, I have taken the pains to provide a collection of beasts, birds, &c. most of which are inhabited by the souls of some naughty masters or misses, who died in the neighbourhood." (David Barnes, quoting the Introduction)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Humorous Fiction, *Non-fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction David Barnes
Play 01 Of the wonderful Transmigration of Jack Idle into the body of an ass David Barnes
Play 02 An Account of the surprizing Transmigration of Master Anthony Greedyguts, into the Body of a Pig Ezwa
Play 03 The Transmigration of Miss Dorothy Chatterfast into the Body of a Magpie Christine Blachford
Play 04 The Transmigration of Master Stephen Churl into the Body of a little Cur Ezwa
Play 05 The comical and mortifying Transmigration of little Monsieur Fribble into the Body of a Monkey Ashwin Jain
Play 06 The dismal Transmigration of Master Tommy Filch into the Body of a Wolf Catharine Eastman
Play 07 Of the wonderful Transmigration of Master Richard Rustick into the Body of a Bear Rhonda Federman
Play 08 Of the astonishing Transmigration of Miss Abigail Eviltongue into the Body of a Serpent David Barnes