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Crisis in representation : Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Maria Williams, and the rewriting of the French Revolution

Author: Steven Blakemore
Publisher: Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1997.
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This study describes how three prominent Anglo-American writers changed their early views of the French Revolution after the Terror of 1793-94. Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Helen Maria Williams illustrate the crisis in representation confronting writers who had previously committed themselves to the Revolution of 1789. They were the principal participants in the ongoing revision of the French Revolution,
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blakemore, Steven.
Crisis in representation.
Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, c1997
(OCoLC)605316209
Online version:
Blakemore, Steven.
Crisis in representation.
Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, c1997
(OCoLC)607691525
Named Person: Thomas Paine; Mary Wollstonecraft; Helen Maria Williams; Thomas Paine; Mary Wollstonecraft; Helen Maria Williams; Thomas Paine; Mary Wollstonecraft; Helen Maria Williams; Thomas Paine; Mary Wollstonecraft; Helen Maria Williams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Blakemore
ISBN: 0838637140 9780838637142
OCLC Number: 35318809
Description: 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. In the Beginning: Thomas Paine's Two Revolutionary Careers --
2. Paine's Revolutionary Comedy: The Bastille and October Days in the Rights of Man --
3. Revisionist Patricide: Thomas Paine's Letter to George Washington --
4. From the Beginning: Paine's Obsession with Origins and The Age of Reason --
5. Wollstonecraft and the French Revolution --
6. Wollstonecraft, Macbeth, and the Death of Louis XVI --
7. The Bastille's Blood: The October Days, Barriers, and Marie Antoinette --
8. The Inevitability of Progress: A Revolution Within, Happier Far --
9. Helen Maria Williams and the French Revolution --
10. Comedy, Tragedy, and Romance in William's Letters from France --
11. The Sublime and Beautiful in Williams' Letters from France
Responsibility: Steven Blakemore.

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The revisions of the French Revolution by three prominent 18th-century writers are focused in this book. The implication in the 'tradition' these writers rebelled against raises fundamental questions  Read more...

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