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Published: 24 February 2011

368 Pages | Frontispiece and 10 halftones


ISBN: 9780199562619

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The Letters of William Godwin

Volume 1: 1778-1797

Edited by Pamela Clemit

  • Publishes for the first time all the letters of this significant social thinker, novelist, and philosopher of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
  • Covers the first major phase of Godwin's life and career, from his education in English religious nonconformity through his early years as a writer struggling for recognition, to his years of fame in the era of the French Revolution
  • Sheds light on many literary, political, and artistic figures of the times - Mary Hays, Elizabeth Inchbald, Thomas Lawrence, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Mary Wollstonecraft - and provides insight into the publishing circles and radical social networks of the period