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The mental anatomies of William Godwin and Mary Shelley

Author: William D Brewer
Publisher: Madison, NJ : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, 2001.
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"The Mental Anatomies of William Godwin and Mary Shelley focuses on the influence of enlightenment and Romantic-era theories of the mind on the writings of Godwin and Shelley and examines the ways in which these writers use their fiction to explore such psychological phenomena as ruling passions, madness, the therapeutic value of confessions (both spoken and written), and the significance of dreams. In many cases,
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Brewer, William D. (William Dean).
Mental anatomies of William Godwin and Mary Shelley.
Madison, NJ : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, 2001
(OCoLC)606488216
Named Person: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; William Godwin; William Godwin; William Godwin; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; William Godwin; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William D Brewer
ISBN: 0838638708 9780838638705
OCLC Number: 44502446
Description: 246 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: William D. Brewer.

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