The Godwins and the Shelleys: A Biography of a Family

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JHU Press, Jun 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 572 pages
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This is the first comprehensive account of one of the most extraordinary and influential families in the history of ideas. William Godwin's great treatise on liberalism, Political Justice, brought the ideas of the French Revolution to Britain. Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman marks the beginning of the modern women's movement.
 

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Contents

Life and Death i
1
The Young Minister
12
Grub Street
18
The Political Journalist
29
Revolutions
42
Writing a Masterpiece
55
Political Justice
69
The Spirit of the Age
85
The Bookshop
279
Towards the End
299
Retractations
315
Distress in the House
328
The Two Philosophers
336
Stewardship
344
Five in the Morning
356
The Runaways
364

The Power of Mind
102
Things As They Are
115
Impartial Politics
124
Women
141
Mary Wollstonecraft
157
The Wrongs of Woman
163
The Memoirs
179
The Jacobin Monster
189
The Philosophers Stone
210
The Discovery of Poetry
221
The Second Mrs Godwin
238
Body and Mind
255
Imagination and Sensibility
266
The Very Great Evil that Book has Done
371
Pursuits
377
An Author Again
389
The Sins of the Mothers
398
Magic
414
Renaissance
423
Defiance
443
Misery Vice and Moral Restraint
455
Handing Over
470
Waiting
481
Afterwards
489
Godwins sexual relationship
497
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