Elwin Weyman

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Elwin Weyman
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Weyman in 1913
Born September 28, 1890
Flag of the Federal Republic of Canada.svg Victoria, Columbia, Canada
Died November 30, 1958 (aged 78)
Flag of San Joaquin.svg Bernheim, San Joaquin, Sierra
Nationality Flag of Sierra.svg Sierran
Citizenship Canadian-Sierran
Education University of Bernheim
Mulholland University
Occupation Writer, novelist
Known for Criticism of the Sierran Cultural Revolution and the Monarchsim
Left-wing and republican activism
Works Tales from the Farm (1917)
Sovereign Hypocrisy (1923)
Folks from the Styxie (1928)
Political party Reformed Republican
Spouse(s) Maria Weyman (m. 1921)
Children 2

Elwin Marcus Weyman (September 28, 1890 – November 30, 1958) was a Canadian-born Sierran novelist, writer and activist famous for his 1917 novel Tales from the Farm and his vocal opposition to the Sierran monarchy.

Born in the Province of Columbia in its capital of Victoria, Weymann grew up in the Sierran province of San Joaquin where his father was originally from and lived in the province for most of his life. He would attend the University of Bernheim, but would later drop out in 1914 due to college getting in the way of his nation-wide travels for research that lead to his famous 1917 novel. Before Tales from the Farm, Weyman was a writer and wrote several short stories and essays in various newspapers and publications with his most famous being in 1912 where he called on the people of the Styxie to fight against the Sierran Cultural Revolution to preserve their identity arguing that the region's pro-republican values were under assault from the revolution and its supports. After publishing Tales from the Farm, Weyman enrolled at Mulholland University where he graduated in mid-1920 and would go on to write Sovereign Hypocrisy, a book detailing the history of the Sierran monarchy and its role in Sierran imperialism where he accused the institution of hypocrisy citing the proclamation for protecting the sovereignty of the Anglo-American states during the War of Contingency while also supporting Sierra's imperialist expansions from the annexation of former Spanish imperial colonies in the Pacific to the annexation of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1898.

Throughout the Cultural Revolution, Weyman was one of its most vocal and prominent critics accusing the revolution of being authoritarian citing the greater involvement of the monarchy during the revolution, increased levels of militarism, passing of laws cracking down on the Continentalist Party of Sierra and other left-wing socialist and communist parties, groups and organizations and accused the revolution of using civil rights as a front for what he called "royal tyranny". Despite his opposition to the revolution, Weyman was a supporter of civil rights and fought for them inspired by his egalitarian views and not those of the revolution. He was also an unofficial historian and worked hard to document the history of the Sierran republicans during the Sierran Civil War including its uniforms, formations, and motivations while also defending the republican cause and its fighters while arguing that their history was being suppressed and censored by the revolution.

Weyman would live until the age of 78 where he died on November 30, 1958 from a stroke. He was buried in the Bernheim Regional Funeral where at least 10,000 people attended his funeral. In the modern era, Weyman is regarded as one of the most influential and controversial novelists and figures of 20th century Sierran literature. In the Styxie, Weyman is highly regarded with his birthday being celebrated by many and his books being mandatory reading in most Styxie schools and is a source of inspiration for Sierran republican organizations such as the United Farmers' Front, Children of Republican Veterans and many others.

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Early writings[edit]

Tales from the Farm (1917)[edit]

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