The Godwins and the Shelleys: A Biography of a Family

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JHU Press, 1991 - Всего страниц: 572
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This is the first comprehensive account of one of the most extraordinary and influenctial 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.

Most lives follow a pattern of rise and fall. For William Godwin, writes William St Clair, there was not one peak but two. Just when Godwin's achievements seemed forgotten, the young Shelley burst into his life, claimed to be the heir to his ideas, ran off with his daughter Mary—author of Frankenstein—and tied the whole Godwin family inextricably to his own frantic career. Based on a thorough exploration of the vast family archives, The Godwins and the Shelleys sheds new light not only on an exceptional family but also on the history and literature of the revolutionary and romantic age.

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Life and Death I
1
The Young Minister I
12
Grub Street
18
The Political Journalist
29
Revolutions
42
Writing a Masterpiece
55
Political Justice
69
The Spirit of the Age
85
The Two Philosophers
336
Stewardship
344
Five in the Morning
356
The Runaways
364
The Very Great Evil that Book has Done
371
Pursuits
377
An Author Again
389
The Sins of the Mothers
398

The Power of Mind
102
Things As They Are
115
Impartial Politics
124
Women
141
Mary Wollstonecraft
157
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 Bookshop
279
Towards the End
299
Retractations
315
Distress in the House
328
The Wrongs of Woman
404
Magic
414
Renaissance
423
Defiance
443
Misery Vice and Moral Restraint
455
Handing Over
470
Waiting
481
Afterwards
489
Godwins sexual relationship with Mary Wollstonecraft
497
the evidence of the advice books
504
Shelley and the pirates
512
Bibliography of Works by William Godwin
519
Abbreviations
524
Notes
527
Index
561
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William St Clair is a senior official in Her Majesty's Treasury. His previous books include Lord Elgin and the Marbles, That Greece Might Still Be Free (Winner of the Royal Society of Literature's Heinrmann Prize), and Trelawny and Incurable Romancer. He writes regularly for the Financial Times.

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