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William Godwin (1756–1836)

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Writer William Godwin was born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire on March 3, 1756. He attended Hoxton Presbyterian College and became a minister. He left the ministry in 1787 in order to become a full-time writer. His best-known works are Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (1793) and The Adventures of näytä lisää Caleb Williams (1794). In 1797, he married feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft and they had a child who later became known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley the author of Frankenstein. He primarily wrote novels during his later years, including Mandeville (1817), Cloudesley (1830) and Deloraine (1833). He died on April 7, 1836. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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(eng) William Godwin's son, known as William Godwin the Younger (1803–8 September 1832) wrote a novel Transfusion which as yet is not cataloged on LibraryThing.  When it is, this page will probably need to be split.

Image credit: Portrait by Henry William Pickersgill

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Tekijän teokset

Caleb Williams (1794) 1,234 kappaletta
St. Leon (1800) 73 kappaletta
Lives of the Necromancers (1976) 61 kappaletta
The Anarchist Writings Of William Godwin (1986) — Writer — 52 kappaletta
Fleetwood (1979) 32 kappaletta
Mandeville (2015) 10 kappaletta
Imogen A Pastoral Romance (2007) 6 kappaletta
Damon and Delia (1998) 6 kappaletta
Thoughts on Man (1969) 5 kappaletta
Four Early Pamphlets (2012) 3 kappaletta
DE LA IMPOSTURA POLITICA (1993) 3 kappaletta
Deloraine (2009) 2 kappaletta
The Executioner 1 kappale
Memoirs of Wollstonecraft (1993) 1 kappale
On Law 1 kappale
Cloudesley: : a tale. (2015) 1 kappale
The Secret Agent 1 kappale

Associated Works

Penny Dreadfuls: Sensational Tales of Terror (1818) — Avustaja — 470 kappaletta
Western Philosophy: An Anthology (1996) — Tekijä, eräät painokset188 kappaletta
The Anarchist Reader (1977) — Tekijä, eräät painokset125 kappaletta
The Utopia Reader (1999) — Avustaja — 113 kappaletta
The Anarchists (1964) — Avustaja — 112 kappaletta
The Modern Historiography Reader: Western Sources (2008) — Avustaja — 36 kappaletta
The Necromancers (1971) — Avustaja — 35 kappaletta
Satanism and Witches (1974) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
Englische Essays aus drei Jahrhunderten (1980) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Utopiasosialistit (2009) 9 kappaletta

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Syntymäaika
1756-03-03
Kuolinaika
1836-04-07
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
Verenigd Koninkrijk
Syntymäpaikka
Wisbech, England, UK
Kuolinpaikka
London, England, UK
Asuinpaikat
Wisbech, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Londen, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Koulutus
Hoxton Academy
Ammatit
author
Calvinist minister
journalist
novelist
political philosopher
Suhteet
Shelley, Mary (dochter)
Wollstonecraft, Mary (echtegenote)
Shelley, Percy Bysshe (schoonzoon)
Erotteluhuomautus
William Godwin's son, known as William Godwin the Younger (1803–8 September 1832) wrote a novel Transfusion which as yet is not cataloged on LibraryThing.  When it is, this page will probably need to be split.

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After the death of Mary Wollstonecraft her husband, the writer William Godwin wrote a short memoir describing her life. Mary Wollstonecraft was a feminist, in favor of free love. She had a passionate love affair and a child with the American Gilbert Imlay during the French Revolution in Paris. She is most well known for her A vindication of the rights of woman.

She later married Wlliam Godwin and had a second daughter with him, the later Mary Shelley.

Godwin's honest and truthful memoir caused a scandal upon publication.… (lisätietoja)
 
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edwinbcn | 1 muu arvostelu | Dec 30, 2021 |
This edition of Penguin Classics bring together two short works, namely Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft and Memoirs of the author of A vindication of the rights of woman by William Godwin, her husband.

The Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark is a collection of letters written by Mary Wollstonecraft during a voyage to Skandinavia. There are beautiful descriptions of landscapes, nature and the places she visits. According to the introduction by Richard Holmes this voyage to Skandinavia was no trip for mere pleasure. Holmes convincingly makes the case that Mary Wollstonecraft undertook the trip to search for a cargo of plate silver, valued at a fortune, on behalf of her lover, Gilbert Imlay. The silver originated from confiscated goods during the French Revolution. Dealing with and shipping such cargo was illegal, and the captain made away with the cargo and disappeared. The introduction suggests that she searched for the cargo and successfully negotiated a deal for its return.

In the letters themselves there is never any mention of business dealings. Holmes underlines the point to emphasize how remarkable a woman Mary Wollstonecraft was in her time. Undertaking such a journey with such a mission was certainly not free from danger.

After the death of Mary Wollstonecraft her husband, the writer William Godwin wrote a short memoir describing her life. Mary Wollstonecraft was a feminist, in favor of free love. She had a passionate love affair and a child with the American Gilbert Imlay during the French Revolution in Paris. She is most well known for her A vindication of the rights of woman.

She later married Wlliam Godwin and had a second daughter with him, the later Mary Shelley.

Godwin's honest and truthful memoir caused a scandal upon publication.

Richard Holmes is an expert on writers and history of the late 18th and early 19th century. It is obvious that his 55 page introduction to the Penguin Classics edition far exceeds the normal needs of an introduction. The introductory essay should be considered a third work in this edition. It is a speculative essay on the biography and the purpose of Wollstonecraft's trip to Skandinavia.

Although the letters are not so spectacular, the edition with Holmes essay and Godwin's memoir makes this a very interesting book. Highly recommended.
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edwinbcn | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 30, 2021 |
Not nearly as good as Caleb Williams, by my reckoning.
 
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JBD1 | Nov 28, 2020 |
It took me a little while to get into this, but once I did, I ended up really enjoying it. Other than the reviews, which were interesting, I didn't think the extra stuff in this Broadview edition added all that much to the story.
 
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JBD1 | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 19, 2020 |

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