William Godwin

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Yale University Press, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 497 pages
William Godwin-husband of Mary Wollstonecraft, father of Mary Shelley, friend of Coleridge, Lamb, Hazlitt, and mentor of Wordsworth, Southey, and Shelley-has been recently recognized as an original moral and revolutionary thinker and a novelist of great skill, a man whose influence was far wider than is usually assumed. In a new biography of this flamboyant and fascinating character, Marshall places Godwin in his social, political, and historical context, traces the development of his ideas, and critically analyzes his works. Marshall steers his course.with unfailing sensitivity and skill. It is hard to see how the task could have been better done.-Michael Foot, The Observer An ambitious study that offers a thorough exploration of Godwin's life and complex times.-Linda Simon, Library Journal
 

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Contents

1ntroduction
7
Norwich
17
V1 The French Revolution
77
V11 Political Justice
93
V1ll Political Justice Triumphant
118
X11 St Godwin
195
XV1 The Juvenile Library
266
XVll The Shelley Circle
293
XV1ll The Fallen Eagle
315
X1X The Commonwealth Man
336
Conclusion
389
Abbreviations
409
Select Bibliography
450
Index
469
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